You decide to use ultrasonography to help you establish peripheral IV access for and obtain blood cultures from your patient. How can you ensure that you get a sterile sampling to avoid blood culture contamination? Do you need to open a full central-line ultrasound probe cover?
Trick of the Trade:
Use a sterile glove
Thanks to Dr. Haney Mallemat (Univ of Maryland, @CriticalCareNow) for the video and tip.