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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...
You Are What You Say
March 21, 2012 6:08 AM by Scott Warner
You are what you say. You tell stories and express yourself using words, just like a book. What you say and how you say it lets people know if you’re a textbook, novel, autobiography, or gibberish. And yes, people judge you by your cover. It happens, 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...
Plan an Open House
September 3, 2008 4:49 PM by Scott Warner
A housekeeper once asked me, "What is it you do in the lab?" Her curiosity seemed genuine. I gave her a tour, which got me thinking. What is the laboratory? To patients, it is a phlebotomist and drawing station. To nurses, it is phlebotomists or technologists Read More...


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