Reply To: Blood Cultures- Need for some quick benchmarking

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    June 4, 2020 at 10:33 am

    We just do cultures via the CVC our NICU and PICU often do peripheral cultures as well as the CVC



    Mary Lynn

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 6/3/2020 8:48:00 PM
    From: Carly Byrne
    Subject: Blood Cultures- Need for some quick benchmarking


    I’m hoping to do some quick benchmarking to know what other centers techniques are when they need to collect a blood culture in the oncology population when there is a central line in place.  At your facility, do you collect cultures peripherally, through the central line, or both?  If you only collect cultures off the line, can you also share what practice is outside of the oncology specialty?

    Thank you!

    Carly Byrne
    Portland, OR
    United States