Setting a New Blood Culture Contamination Standard, 1% or Less

Topic:

Evidence-Based Technology to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination, Improve Patient Care and Reduce Costs in Your Clinical Lab or Hospital

Speaker:

Dennis Ernst, MT(ASCP), NCPT (NCCT)
Director, Center for Phlebotomy Education


Attend this 60-minute program and you will learn:

  • Understand the downstream impact of false-positive blood cultures, with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship in this era of antibiotic resistance
  • Review traditional intervention methods that have been attempted, and their limited effectiveness
  • Learn about new best practices to dramatically reduce blood culture contamination
  • Hear case study evidence of sustained reductions in blood culture contamination, and the resulting direct and indirect clinical and economic significance