Kurin Studies

When Kurin was used, even hospitals below the 3% benchmark significantly reduced blood culture contamination (BCC) rates and achieved substantial cost savings.

Kurin Clinical Efficacy: Blended vs. Controlled Contamination Rate Reduction
Clinical results may vary according to hospital policy, caregiver compliance, and other facility-specific factors.

Asynchronous Testing of 2 Specimen-Diversion Devices to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination: A Single-site Product Supply Quality Improvement Project

Based on their published findings, Arenas and colleagues recommend that initial specimen diversion devices be adopted as part of a bundle of interventions for sustained reduction of blood culture contaminations in emergency clinical practice. Journal of Emergency Nursing 2021 Jan 8:S0099-1767(20)30383-4.
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Reducing False-Positive Blood Cultures: Using a Blood Diversion Device

Dr. David M. O’Sullivan and registered nurse Lee Steere describe the reduction in false-positive blood cultures at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, CT with Kurin® passive diversion technology. Connecticut Medicine. February 2019: Vol 83(2): pages 53-56.
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Reduction of False Positive Blood Culture Rates using a Passive Blood Diversion Device in an Urban Academic Pediatric Emergency Department

Christina Ostwald and Kelly Whitsell reported finding from John R. Oishei Children’s Hospital, Buffalo, New York, related to the use of a novel passive blood diversion device in addition to staff education In a Pediatric Emergency Department with the goal of decreasing blood culture contamination rates. Poster Presentation APIC 2021
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Decreasing Blood Culture Contamination Rates When Using an Initial Peripheral IV: Implementing the 5 P’s and Using a Closed System Device

Denise Rhew and Wendy Childress report the results of a study completed within the emergency department of Cone Health in Greensboro, NC, which showed that when Kurin was used, contamination rates fell from 3.1% to 1.3% to 0% during a five-week controlled trial. Nur Primary Care. 2021; 5(3): 1-6.
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Impact on Emergency Department Blood Culture Contamination

Jeannie Burnie and Samantha Vining of TriHealth published blood culture contamination reduction data from two hospital locations. Clinical Nurse Specialist: Nov/Dec 2021.
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Reducing False-Positive Blood Cultures in Adult A&E using a Initial Specimen Diversion Device

Jane Hodson, James Stebbing, Catherine Graham and Siobhan O’ Donnell have published the first Kurin data from outside the US. The study was presented at the Infection Prevention Society Conference in Liverpool, England, September 2021.
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Prospective Trial of Passive Diversion Device to Reduce Blood Culture Contamination

Doctor Sami Arnaout, affiliated with UMass Memorial Health Care in Worcester, MA, presented data from their trial of Kurin blood culture collection sets at the 2021 ID Week, September 29 - October 3, 2021
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Passive Engineering Controls Result in Sustained 66% Reduction in Blood Culture Contamination

Monica Baxter, Carolyn Cook and Angie James from St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, Russellville, Arkansas. Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections 2020.
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Preventing Blood Culture Contamination using a Novel Engineered Passive Blood Diversion Device

Jared Sutton, MPH, CIC, led a multidisciplinary team at Bayfront Health in St. Petersburg, FL to quantify the clinical and financial impact of Kurin® specimen diversion. APIC. June 13-15, 2018 Minneapolis, MN
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Not Your “Average” ED: A CNS-Led Project That Reduced Blood Culture Contaminations in One Emergency Department to Below Expected Levels

Michael Allain, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, describes the impact of Kurin® specimen diversion in the Emergency Department at Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY. Clinical Nurse Specialist. May/June 2018
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