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Lecture Overview

Blood cultures are an essential part of diagnosis in healthcare, and understanding how to improve your technique when collecting samples is vital to ensuring accurate results are returned from the pathology laboratory. Joanne Reading presents practical, easy-to-implement tips in this informative lecture that will immediately help you in your practice.


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Joanne Reading

Joanne Reading is a clinical educator within the 42 bed ICU at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, which also services critically ill patients from the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the Royal Women’s Hospital. Joanne holds a critical care graduate certificate and a master of health science with a focus on education. She is also the author of her own nursing education website called “Blogging for your Noggin”. With a special interest in all things cardiac and respiratory. Joanne is passionate about ensuring that education not only fosters critical thinking but is entertaining in the process!




35 Total Rating(s)

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Valerie Van Wyk
22 Mar 2019

Interpretation of Pathology Results has improved my knowledge of blood test results,in particular CRP and the WCC It was presented in an easy to listen format with an excellent educator Added screenshots were used to define result pathology result ranges I found it very helpful for my needs and work setting

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Christine Blake
15 Mar 2019

Really good overview, with an excellent section on blood cultures.

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Wendy Stanton
06 Mar 2019

Very good

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Leanne Whyte
29 Jan 2019

Informative and easy to understand and relate to.

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Limor Weingarten
30 Dec 2018

simple resource of understanding what to look for in a pathology report when looking for infection.

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Emma Mincher-Jones
27 Nov 2018

Very informative and engaging. Definiately keeping this in my bank for future referal.

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Sara Castelijn
21 Nov 2018

Five stars!

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Rebecca Noble
18 Oct 2018

Excellent presentation highly recommend!

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Kellie McLucas
14 Oct 2018

Engaging presentation

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Jessica Davis
13 Sep 2018

I enjoyed this lecture.