Title

Role of nursing unit factors on performance of phlebotomy and subsequent blood culture contamination rates.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-1-2010

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181becbe9

Abstract

Institutions have a duty to respond when blood culture contamination rates exceed the accepted national average of 3% to 4% and to identify risk factors so that interventions can be instituted. This study outlines work environment risk factors that can influence blood culture contamination rates. Development of interventions aimed at changing behaviors to improve these conditions may result in improvement in patient care, reduction in healthcare costs, and reduction in bacterial resistance.

Journal Title

Journal of nursing care quality

Volume

25

Issue

2

First Page

176

Last Page

181

MeSH Keywords

Blood Specimen Collection; Child; Databases, Factual; Equipment Contamination; Humans; Infection Control; Linear Models; Pediatric Nursing; Phlebotomy; Quality of Health Care; Risk Factors; Sepsis

Keywords

Blood Draws; Blood Cultures; Contamination

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