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Protecting Patients Against Sepsis Misdiagnosis

Blood Culture Contamination Compromises Our Best Defense

Written By: Tammy Johnson, RN Sepsis is a vicious killer that is quick to strike and tough to combat. It is the leading cause of death in US hospitals and...

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The Scientist Behind Steripath

Improving Patient Safety and Care through Specimen Integrity and Accurate Results

Written By: Richard Patton, MD While in training as a pathologist, I encountered a case of fatal anaphylaxis due to an antibiotic in a teenager. Autopsy findings showed no evidence...

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False Positives Put Lives At Risk

The Patient Consequences of Blood Culture Contamination are Serious - But Avoidable

Written By: Tammy Johnson, RN Do you know what happens with 35-50% of all positive blood culture tests? They return false positive results due to specimen contamination. Considering that the...

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