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Blood Culture Collection: Improving Performance in Diagnostic and Antimicrobial Stewardship- Two – Part Series


October 11, 2023
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Series Dates

October 11, 2023

October 18, 2023

By attending this two - part webinar series, you will be able to contribute to improved blood culture collection procedures and responsible antimicrobial stewardship. Part-one will be held on October 11 and part-two on October 18 at 11:00 a.m. - noon CT.

Topics include:

  • Pathophysiology of bloodstream infection, including etiologies of bloodstream infection and impacts of contamination, timing, and collection error.
  • Blood culture quality measures, including pre-analytic phase actions and analytic phase actions.
  • Diagnostic and antimicrobial stewardship and the impact of test results on antibiotic selection.
  • Pre-analytical and Analytical phases and elements of blood culture collection and testing.
  • Use of product standardization approaches and current new product approaches designed to address process gaps.
  • Educational and practice competencies and sample policy and procedure reviews.
  • Review of fishbone diagram to link with practice competencies.

Featured speaker:

Ruth Carrico, Ph.D., DNP, APRN has worked in the field of infection prevention and control for more than thirty years. Dr. Carrico has served as the editor for the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology, the primary textbook used worldwide. In addition, she has served an extended term on the CDC’s Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) where she was lead author on the CDC Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in All Settings document. Dr. Carrico continues to be an active member of CDC Workgroups and continues to mentor Infection Preventionists worldwide.


$300.00 per facility or $35.00 per individual.
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Contact hours:

1.0 for nurses

Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network (ICAHN) is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Midwest Multistate Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Criteria for successful completion: attend the full event and complete the online evaluation.

No relevant financial relationships were identified for any member of the planning
committee or any presenter/author of the program content.

This program is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $824,375 with 0% financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit HRSA.gov.