1 Challenge #6: There are 2 main points of concern when evaluating EM data that may indicate something is going on in your manufacturing environment:
1. A change in numbers
2. A change in species

Click on Tracking & Trending to investigate.

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2 A basic indicator for changes is a change in the ration between Gram positive and Gram negative isolates over time. Click on "Bacteria by Gram Reaction."

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3 The report will default to the previous 3 months, but we would like to choose a different time frame. Click on the "Options" icon.

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4 Change the Start Date to 2016-03-01 and the End Date to 2016-06-01 to review Gram reaction during this time frame. Click "OK."

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5 Note the results:
86% Gram positive
11% Gram negative

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6 Take a look at a different time frame by clicking on the "Options" icon.

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7 Choose the time frame from 2017-01-01 to 2017-03-01. 

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8 Click "OK" to review the results of the Gram reaction report with new inputs.

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9 Note the results:
35% Gram positive
65% Gram negative


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10 Where does this higher number of Gram negative come from? Possibly a water issue? Click on the "Negative" pie piece to learn more.

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11 The additional columns can be defined by the user, and will help them stay in control of their environment.


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