Role of nursing unit factors on performance of phlebotomy and subsequent blood culture contamination rates.
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 of nursing care quality
Blood Specimen Collection; Child; Databases, Factual; Equipment Contamination; Humans; Infection Control; Linear Models; Pediatric Nursing; Phlebotomy; Quality of Health Care; Risk Factors; Sepsis
Blood Draws; Blood Cultures; Contamination; Nursing
Weddle, G., Jackson, M., Cox, K., Selvarangan, R. Role of nursing unit factors on performance of phlebotomy and subsequent blood culture contamination rates. Journal of nursing care quality 25, 176-181 (2010).