Event Format

Webinar

Date

Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 01:00 PM – Wed, Jul 18, 2018, 02:00 PM

Cost

Free

Type

Webinars

Event Host

Health Forum

Contact Information

AHA Health Forum Webinars
3128952546

Description

Emergency Department, Lab, and Antimicrobial Stewardship: Connecting the Dots

Addressing a Clinical Decision Dilemma at the Source

 

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific

 

Learn the downstream impacts of false positive blood cultures in the emergency department, and how to virtually eliminate blood culture contamination and false positive diagnostic results for sepsis.

 

Thirty-five to 50 percent of positive blood culture results indicating sepsis are actually falsely positive. An average-sized hospital may have more than 300 patients impacted by false positive blood cultures every year in the ED alone, resulting in over $1 million dollars in avoidable costs.

 

Hear how a closed-system mechanical initial specimen diversion device has been clinically proven in peer-reviewed published studies to virtually eliminate blood culture contamination and false positive diagnostic results for sepsis in the ED and significantly reduce vancomycin days of therapy.

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