Reply To: Blood Cultures- Need for some quick benchmarking

  • Laura Metz

    June 10, 2020 at 12:56 pm

    We do both for the first temp spike and then do CVC only for subsequent spikes.

    Laura Metz BSN, RN, CPHON
    Nurse Educator
    Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant
    Helen Devos Children’s Hospital
    100 Michigan St. NE
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-03-2020 08:48 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