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


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


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