Reply To: Blood Cultures

  • Maureen Sanders

    January 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        We do not draw peripheral cultures.
    We draw 2 sets of cultures from all lumens 10 minutes apart for the first fever only/

    Maureen Sanders, RN,CPON
    Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
    Orlando, FL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 01-21-2015 01:51 PM
    From: Debra Bruene
    Subject: Blood Cultures

    This message has been cross posted to the following Discussions: Nurse Educators and APHON Open Forum .
    When children are febrile and have a central line, are you drawing both peripheral and central blood cultures? and how often?  Thanks so much!

    Debra Bruene, RN, MA CPHON
    University of Iowa Children’s Hospital
    Iowa City, IA
    United States