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Fri, May 15


Grand Island, NE

Gram Stains (NE)

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Gram Stains (NE)
Gram Stains (NE)

Time & Location

May 15, 2020, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Grand Island, NE, 3533 Prairieview St, Grand Island, NE 68803, USA

About The Event

Optimizing Direct Specimen and Blood Culture Gram Stains

Speaker: Steve Dallas, PhD, D(AMMM)

Location: Grand Island Regional Medical Center Main Conference Room

Breakfast will be provided.

Contacts: Lindsey Nielsen - and Christy Saum -  

***Non-member registration includes a 2020 membership.** 


Parking is free at the entirety of the Medical Center Campus. Parking is available in the front of the hospital.


7:30 – 8:00 Registration

8:00 – 10:00 The Five Keys of Gram stains

10:00 – 10:15 Break

10:15 – 12:00 Direct Specimen and Blood Culture Gram Stains


The workshop will provide participants with the information that will allow them to:

1. Optimize direct specimen and blood culture Gram stain quality by applying five keys in a case-based approach

2. Integrate the five keys into competency assessment

3. Implement a reasonable microscopy quality assurance plan to satisfy CAP requirements

4. Review the role of the positive blood culture Gram stain in the context of blood culture molecular tests



P.A.C.E. ®

SWACM is approved as a Provider of Continuing Education Programs in Clinical Laboratory Sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Completion of this program will provide 3.5 contact hours of continuing education. SWACM programs are approved for California-licensed clinical laboratory scientists and personnel. The instructional level of this program is intermediate.


Dr. Dallas is the Director of the Microbiology Lab at University Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He is also an Associate Professor of Clinical Laboratory Sciences and teaches students at all levels of education including medical laboratory science students, medical students, pathology residents, and infectious disease fellows. Dr. Dallas has an impressive list of publications, most notably, contributing a chapter on microscopy to the Manual of Clinical Microbiology, 12th edition. His professional interests include establishing antimicrobial susceptibility breakpoints, pollen and mold identification, and preparing the yearly laboratory budget!


  • 2020 Member

  • Non-Member

    Includes SWACM 2020 Membership

  • Student




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