Mary C. Brucker is currently a doctoral candidate at Rush University in Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from the Nurse-Midwifery Program at the University of Mississippi. She has been in nurse-midwifery practice in both the public and private sectors of care.
A Useful Laboratory Technique
Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
1986 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Nurse-Midwifery
Volume 31, Issue 3, pages 156–158, May-June 1986
How to Cite
Brucker, M. C. (1986), GRAM STAINING. Journal of Nurse-Midwifery, 31: 156–158. doi: 10.1016/0091-2182(86)90154-0
- Issue online: 6 JAN 2011
- Version of Record online: 6 JAN 2011
Gram staining is a rapid, easily learned laboratory technique. Although commonly used in other clinical areas, Gram staining has not been in standard nurse-midwifery practice. The advantages of such a procedure, particularly as augmentation to wet mounts, suggest that adoption of Gram staining may be of great use in the clinical area.