What is your knowledge of blood culture contamination?

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We developed a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of nursing staff, patient care assistants, phlebotomists, and laboratory technicians regarding blood culture collection and contamination…” Nair et al (2017).

Abstract:

We developed a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of nursing staff, patient care assistants, phlebotomists, and laboratory technicians regarding blood culture collection and contamination at 2 tertiary care academic centers. Our study showed there were several gaps in knowledge and practice regarding obtaining blood cultures.

Reference:

Nair, A., Elliott, S.P. and Al Mohajer, M. (2017) Knowledge, attitude, and practice of blood culture contamination: A multicenter study. American Journal of Infection Control. February 15th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.008

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