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

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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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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The Impact of Blood Culture Diversion Devices on Contamination Rates

Monica Arenas and colleagues from Central Texas Veterans Health Care System, Temple, TX, presented comparative data from trialing two different types of devices that address blood culture contamination, noting significantly decreased contamination in the ED. Southwest Association of Clinical Microbiology. San Antonio, TX. September 2018
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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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