December
13
2023
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Past Event

Event Description

Laboratory analysis of blood cultures is vital to the accurate and timely diagnosis of bloodstream infections. However, the reliability of your testing depends on clinical compliance with collection procedures that limit the risk of inconclusive or incorrect results. False negative blood culture results due to inadequate volumes of blood can result in misdiagnosis, delay therapy, and increase patients’ risk of developing or dying from bloodstream infections.

Event Objectives

  1. Express the importance of collecting blood cultures correctly. 
  2. Explain the importance of blood culture volume. 
  3. Summarize CMS consensus-based national quality measures.

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Network event December 2023

Event Speakers

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Jake Bunn, MBA, MLS(ASCP)CM

Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Center for Laboratory Systems and Response

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention