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.


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!




27 Total Rating(s)

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

Emma Mincher-Jones
27 Nov 2018

Five stars!

Sara Castelijn
21 Nov 2018

Excellent presentation highly recommend!

Rebecca Noble
18 Oct 2018

Engaging presentation

Kellie McLucas
14 Oct 2018

I enjoyed this lecture.

Jessica Davis
13 Sep 2018

Excellent presentation

Wendy Tattam
13 Jun 2018


Kelly Bidlake
07 Jun 2018

Really easy to understand.

Nicole Gregory
31 May 2018


Ruth Curtis
31 May 2018

Great presentation

Devika Nandanimala
18 May 2018

Informative, makes it easy to understand. Presenter is easy to listen to

Donna Hansen
09 May 2018

Well presented

Paola Janine Elizabette Maagad Arandil
01 May 2018

The presenter is such a good educator. She speaks well, and very easy to follow.

Bronwyn chappel
30 Apr 2018


Jennifer Francis
25 Apr 2018

Clear and succinct

Christine E Fletcher
05 Apr 2018

Always engaging presenter, provides practical examples in an easy to understand format.

Julie Withers
04 Apr 2018

I remained enthusiastic throughout the whole presentation. Thanks for this fantastic teaching!

Jenna He
31 Mar 2018

I always find this educator very easy to understand and come away with better understanding of the topic

Ellen McLean
30 Mar 2018

Great presentation!

remelie smith
14 Mar 2018

~Very informative. Thank you

Julie Ferguson
23 Jan 2018

Great presentation, informative and engaging.

Rosalie Piper
06 Jan 2018

A great lecture. Very informative it is worth watching.

Sheila Marchant
27 Dec 2017

Educator was engaging

Pamela Gordon
26 Dec 2017

Great lecture, easy to understand.

Ashlyn Tobin
01 Nov 2017

Useful information that will make reading a pathology report much clearer.

Elizabeth Mostard
23 Oct 2017

Thanks, interesting and informative.

Elizabeth Mostard
23 Oct 2017

Very informative and interesting

Riza Magnaye
20 Oct 2017

I would definitely recommend this resource. The Educator explained the topic exceptionally well.

Jennifer OHara
18 Oct 2017

The interpretation of pathology was explained really clearly and has made my level of understanding much clearer, feeling more confident in this area.

Marcie Wait
10 Oct 2017

Interesting and good consolidation of information

Emma crawford
27 Sep 2017

Informative and easy

Mark Randy Arroyo
16 Sep 2017

I would recommend this education to other health professionals

Lynette Sandra Reed
16 Sep 2017

Very interesting

Tracey mcdowell
13 Sep 2017

Explains about infection processes and blood collection

Phillip Au
13 Sep 2017