Blood cx protocols; pts w/ port

  1. Just curious. . .what are p&p for your facility when blood cultures are ordered for a pt with a port. . .are you drawing off the port?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    Where I work, yes. We draw it from the port.
  4. by   canoehead
    We take two sets, one from the port and one peripheral.
  5. by   Hellllllo Nurse
    If a pt has a CV cath, with two lumens, we take four samples. An aerobic and anarobic sample from the venous port, and an aerobic and anarobic from the arterial port.
  6. by   Tweety
    Quote from canoehead
    We take two sets, one from the port and one peripheral.

    Same here.
  7. by   memphispanda
    Our physicians usually specify which they want. If it isn't specified, we use the port.

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