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Reply To: Blood Cultures- Need for some quick benchmarking
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?
—————————— Carly Byrne Portland, OR United States ——————————