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Driving Antimicrobial Stewardship

  Unnecessary and Inappropriate Use of Antibiotics Due to Blood Culture Contamination Contributes to Antimicrobial Resistance. By: Barb DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC   Antibiotics have saved millions of lives since...

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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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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...

Events:

ED, Lab, and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Connecting the Dots

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018 - 10:00 - 11:00 am (PST) | Webinar
Events:

Emergency Nursing Association 2018

www.ena.org
September 26-29, 2018 | Pittsburg, PA | Booth #526
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IDWeek 2018

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October 3-7, 2018 | San Francisco, CA
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ANCC National Magnet 2018

www.ancc.com
October 24-26, 2018 | Denver, CO | Booth #718
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Institute for Healthcare Improvement National Forum 2018

www.ihi.org
December 9-12, 2018 | Orlando, FL | Booth #612

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