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Best Practice in Blood Culture Collection

This essential resource for nurses and phlebotomists explains the importance of blood culture testing and its current shortcomings associated with culture contamination.

The video walks the viewer through the established best practice for blood culture collection and identifies the common points of contamination.

Lastly, the viewer is introduced to a technique called initial specimen diversion, which captures the first aliquot of blood and any skin contaminants therein.