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Blood Cultures

Reduce Blood Culture Contamination
Read and watch how the Carolinas Medical Center reduced their blood culture contamination through training and internal support.
http://www.jenonline.org/article/S0099-1767(15)00091-4/pdf

Sepsis 
The CDC launched a new website on sepsis in the hopes to increase awareness and improve recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of patients. 
http://www.cdc.gov/sepsis/

Updated Review of Blood Culture Contamination
An overview of blood culture contamination and the potential utility of a variety of approaches to improve both detection and prevention is discussed in this 2006 Clinical Microbiology Reviews' article. 
K.K. Hall and J.A. Lyman
Clin. Microbiol. Review October 2006 19: 788-802
Abstract and PDF
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