Diagnostic Stewardship: An Educational Role for the Infection Preventionist

  • Author: Joan N. Hebden, MS, RN, CIC, FAPIC, FSHEA
  • 1 Contact Hour
  • For Infection Control
  • 53:26

About this course

At the end of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Define antimicrobial and diagnostic stewardship.
  • Identify the pre-analytic factors associated with culture management.
  • Define the effects on healthcare when culture management is improperly implemented.
  • State the recommended skin preparation for blood culturing.
  • Recognize the impact that specimen diversion devices play in reducing blood culture contamination.
  • Facilitate discussion with collaborative partners to develop opportunities for diagnostic stewardship.

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