Knowledge, attitude, and practice of blood culture contamination: A multicenter study

Am J Infect Control. 2017 May 1;45(5):547-548. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2017.01.008. Epub 2017 Feb 15.


We developed a questionnaire to assess the knowledge and practice of nursing staff, patient care assistants, phlebotomists, and laboratory technicians regarding blood culture collection and contamination at 2 tertiary care academic centers. Our study showed there were several gaps in knowledge and practice regarding obtaining blood cultures.

Keywords: Bacteremia; Nurses; Phlebotomists; Policy.

Publication types

  • Multicenter Study

MeSH terms

  • Academic Medical Centers
  • Attitude of Health Personnel*
  • Blood Culture / methods*
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice*
  • Humans
  • Professional Competence*
  • Specimen Handling / methods*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Tertiary Care Centers