Insertion of a new CVAD of any type into a patient with positive blood cultures depends upon many factors such as the type and length of infusion therapy needed, the specific organism being cultured, the acuity of the patient, etc. These factors are discussed in 1. Mermel LA, Allon M, Bouza E, et al. Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Intravascular Catheter-Related Infection: 2009 Update by the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2009;49(1):1-45.
Lynn Hadaway, M.Ed., RN, BC, CRNI
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does it also touch on pending blood cultures?