Preventing Blood Culture Contamination with a Closed-System Mechanical ISDD®
Faculty: Dennis J. Ernst MT (ASCP), NCPT (NCCT)

CE Accreditation for this article expired on September 30, 2019.

Learning Objectives (Outcomes)

Upon completion of this module, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the necessity of blood cultures for diagnosing blood stream infections, including sepsis
  2. Identify the common sources and the impact of blood culture contamination
  3. Outline best practices to dramatically reduce blood culture contamination
  4. Examine management strategies for sustained success

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CE Disclosure to the Readers

The Center of Excellence in Education (CEE) is an approved provider of CA Board of Registered Nursing and CA EMT continuing education. This self-study, web-based activity is provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing Credit provider #CEP12084; California Pre-hospital (EMT-P) CE provider #65-0537 for one (1) hour of continuing education credit.

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This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from Magnolia Medical in accordance with industry standards.


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CE Accreditation for this activity expired on September 30, 2019.