Gram Stain

Gram Stain is a topic covered in the Davis's Lab & Diagnostic Tests.

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Synonym/Acronym:
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Rationale
To provide a quick identification of gram-negative or gram-positive organisms to assist in medical management.

Patient Preparation
There are no food, fluid, activity, or medication restrictions unless by medical direction.

Normal Findings
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Critical Findings and Potential Interventions

  • Any positive results in blood, cerebrospinal fluid, or any body cavity fluid.

Timely notification to the requesting health-care provider (HCP) of any critical findings and related symptoms is a role expectation of the professional nurse. A listing of these findings varies among facilities.

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