Blood Culture Bottle Sampling
prior to needle insertion into the culture bottle;
during needle insertion into the culture bottle;
after needle removal from the bottle.
In each of these steps a needle or sharp is exposed and an inadvertent
injury can occur. With distractions and heavy workloads, accidents can
easily happen so it is wise to remove sharps from a medical procedure
whenever possible. Safer Products are available to sample blood from culture bottles.
Safety SubCulture (SCU) Unit
The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) is a sharps safety device used to obtain samples from positive blood culture bottles. Needleless sampling reduces risk of needlestick injury.
The plastic tip safely pierces the bottle septum and makes it easy to insert and remove from the culture bottle. The integrated filter cap controls gas or culture discharge for an added level of safety.
The female luer connection allows for needleless syringe draw and dispensing technique.
The Safety SubCulture Unit (SCU) has integrated safety for subculture procedures which:
The SCU is compatible with a variety of culture bottles.