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1. American Hospital Association: National Movement to a New Blood Culture Contamination Benchmark of 1%: Are You Ready? Webinar, August 25, 2021.


2. Garcia RA, Spitzer ED, Beaudry J, Beck C, Diblasi R, Gilleeny-Blabac M, Haugaard C, Heuschneider S, Kranz BP, McLean K, Morales KL, Owens S, Paciella ME, Torregrosa E. Multidisciplinary team review of best practices for collection and handling of blood cultures to determine effective interventions for increasing the yield of true-positive bacteremia, reducing contamination, and eliminating false-positive central line-associated bloodstream infections. Am J Infect Control. 2015 Nov 1;43(11):1222-37.



3. Gary V. Doern, Karen C. Carroll, Daniel J. Diekema, Kevin W. Garey, Mark E. Rupp, Melvin P. Weinstein, Daniel J. Sexton 2020. A Comprehensive Update on the Problem of Blood Culture Contamination and a Discussion of Methods for Addressing the Problem. Clin Microbiol Rev 33: e00009-19.



4. Centers for Disease Control. Blood Culture Contamination: An Overview for Infection Control and Antibiotic Stewardship Programs Working with the Clinical Laboratory. 2022.

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