Kurin Studies

Hospitals report reductions in blood culture contamination (BCC) rates by up to 90% when Kurin is used.

Even when hospitals began below the 3% benchmark, the use of Kurin contributed to 50-90%* reductions in BCCs with significant cost savings.

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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