Blood Cultures: The Significant Cost of Getting it Wrong
Industry Insights Webinar
The webinar will present key study results following the downstream impacts of false-positive blood culture in the emergency department. The global challenge, and importance, of antimicrobial stewardship in the age of the antibiotic-resistant organisms, will be the underlying theme. The focus will be given to the nursing role in diagnostic and antibiotic stewardship and a solution that can address the diagnostic error at the source.
AONL members and non-members: Complimentary
- The downstream impact of false-positive blood cultures, with a focus on antimicrobial stewardship.
- Discuss the nursing role in diagnostic and antibiotic stewardship.
- Other intervention methods that have been applied, and their limited impact.
- A solution (Steripath) that can address this diagnostic error at the source.
Kara Bauman, MN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, Clinical Educator, Emergency Department, Inova Fairfax Hospital
Barb DeBaun, MSN, RN, CIC, Improvement Advisor, Cynosure Health
Industry Insights webinars do not award education credits.