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    ordered by a physician, we can assume the patient is experiencing some type of bacterial infection in the bloodstream. Cultures are done to detect an infection that is happening and from there it can be narrowed down to a specific cause and appropriate treatment can be given. When collecting a sample, the nurse or phlebotomist will collect two sets. A set consist on of anaerobic bottle and one aerobic bottle. The two different sets should be collected from two different veins to “increase the likelihood of detecting the bacteria that is in the blood”(Snyder, 2012). After collection, the cultures will be sent to the Microbiology department to incubate. If positive, the culture will be subcultured to different media to determine a specific type of bacteria. The types of media are an Anaerobic Blood Agar Plate, Blood Agar Plate, MacConkey Agar, and a Chocolate Agar. Also, a gram stain will be made immediately to give an idea of what will be growing, or what should correlate. Contamination happens when proper technique and procedures were not followed correctly. When poor collection technique is used, new organisms can be introduced into the blood cultures bottles that mislead lab technicians and physicians into thinking that the patient could have a potentially life threatening bacteria when they do not. “One study shows that contaminated blood cultures can increase a patient’s hospital stay by as much as 4.5 days and add more than $5,000 to the cost of treatment.” (Ernst,…

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    specific organism. Methods and Procedures Our group was given unknown bacterial sample number 7 to test and identify. As with all other experiments where we dealt with bacteria, aseptic techniques are necessary to prevent contaminated test samples and incorrect data. Our first procedure was to streak two agar plates to observe growth factors. A sterilized inoculating loop was used to streak first a mannitol salt agar (MSA) plate. This media is selective and inhibits the growth of Gram negative…

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    Gram Negative Bacteria

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    the unknown experiment is to understand and identify a gram positive and a gram negative. Bacteria can be very helpful in clinical uses and many pharmaceutical drugs are based on the organism. Knowing how a bacterium works and how it is structured can be crucial to determine how it affects each individual. Several biochemical tests were performing to separate and determine the identities of the microorganisms. Broth tube number 31 containing unknown microorganisms. One of the microorganisms…

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    Amy Jo Martin made an interesting comment about social media. “Social media is changing the way we communicate and the way we are perceived, both positively and negatively. Every time you post a photo, or update your status, you are contributing to your own digital footprint and personal brand.” (Martin, Web) This is the age of technology and social media. People all over the world can connect and help each other via social media. There are two different views as to how social media affects us.…

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    quote is the original text from the school essay of a 13-year-old UK girl written in a social media style from Caroline Tagg’s Exploring Digital Communication,…

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    helps us in maintaining our daily lives. But these technology start to maintain our social life where social media plays their part. Social media allows people to connect themselves with others from around the world. People don’t have to worry about distance or time since social media only requires small amount of time to communicate with other in different places. Especially with smartphones, people have more flexibility to communicate where they are able to communicate anywhere and anytime…

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    Since the dawn of time, technology has been significantly life changing. As modern day humans discover mind blowing uses for the technology, it is shared and used among society, until something else is improved or created. Modern day technology, such as cell phones, computers, and television, allow for a whole new approach to communication, and create platforms to share beliefs, ideas, and news. It has allowed for families and friends to communicate easily and bond even when they are miles away…

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    In the mid 1990s there was a powerful new technology that seemed poised to revolutionize the communications paradigm in American politics. The internet was supposed to be a total game changer, returning power to the people, and removing the media, and thereby the need for big money, from the political equation. Now, twenty-some years later it is apparent that the internet, and online communication specifically, has only served to entrench prior communication patterns rather than revolutionize…

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    Perhaps the thing that surprised me most at the end, was how little I missed social media, at least once the first few days were out of the way. I expected to have a large void left by social media, but what I didn’t expect was that it would be so easy to fill this time with more productive activities (at least in my own judgment). I played piano more, I learned some new tricks on my skateboard, and I got better at sketching, but most important of all, I learned that there are many, often…

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