New Blood Draw Protocol Could Minimize Risk for Critically Ill Children
Researchers at Johns Hopkins Children's Center and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia have found that fostering cross-departmental collaboration and offering guidelines to clinicians helped reduce the number of unnecessary blood draws on some of the smallest and most vulnerable patients. Questions Answered: 0:01 What was the protocol for addressing patients with fever before implementing the new tools? 0:31 What changed after implementing the new tools? 1:42 Why focus on blood cultures? 3:47 How have clinicians reacted to the new protocol? 5:58 What implications does this study have for antibiotic stewardship at Johns Hopkins?