Make Throat Cultures More Palatable

When you need to obtain a specimenfor throat culture, ask the patient toexhale while you swab the pharynx.

When you need to obtain a specimenfor throat culture, ask the patient toexhale while you swab the pharynx.This reduces the gag reflex andmakes the process easier for bothpatient and clinician.
-- Ellen N. Nash, RN, CS
   Salem, Mass

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