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Use the Gram Stain
May 24, 2013 6:18 AM by Scott Warner
In microbiology we learn to use the Gram stain results of a direct smear to check specimen quality (usually by a count of squamous epithelial cells) and any predominating organisms (e.g. lancet shaped Gram positive cocci on a sputum) that suggest what Read More...
Color Vision and Point of Care Testing
July 22, 2011 6:03 AM by Scott Warner
An early physical exam included a test for color blindness. I was shown a book of dotted pictures with numbers “hidden” inside them (sometimes called Ishihara diagrams). If I could see all the numbers, my color vision was fine. If not, I would have to Read More...
How Important Are Computers?
December 1, 2010 6:02 AM by Scott Warner
Many of you lack computer skills. You can search on the Internet, send email, and other basic tasks, but you’re quickly lost when something appears on the screen that looks different or stops working at home or work. (All together: Grrrr...) So, just Read More...
Teachable Moments
October 14, 2009 6:25 AM by Scott Warner
Much was made of the President's "beer summit" last July, a meeting between a black professor and the white policeman who arrested him, something the Wall Street Journal labeled a "teachable moment." Aside from wondering what kind of beer goes best with Read More...


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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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