Our hospital is revising the blood culture policy. I have read the draft and i have some concerns. Is anyone connecting a vacutainer to a central line and drawing blood cultures through it? I worked pediatrics early in my career and we were taught never to draw a blood culture using a vacutainer whether peripheral or central in case the medium in the bottle would infuse into the patient. Any thoughts on this practice? They also want to delegate the blood culture draw to PCAs.