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Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

What Qualifies as Patient Abandonment?
December 27, 2007 5:04 PM by Glen McDaniel
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog discussing the relationship between low pay and female-dominated professions As is typical with blogs, the subsequent discussion from readers touched on several indirect subjects including nurse/patient ratios. Bernd from Read More...
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Don't Stop Your Job Search Over Holidays
December 21, 2007 12:53 PM by Glen McDaniel
With the holiday season approaching, most people are swamped with shopping, planning and simply surviving the commercial onslaught. It is widely believed that this is the worst time of year to look for a job because all hiring stops. However, some HR Read More...
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Offshore Clinical Lab Tests
December 18, 2007 10:41 AM by Glen McDaniel
Remember when outsourcing did not apply to healthcare? Businesses developed the concept of contracting or otherwise arranging for some services to be performed outside the main business if it made financial sense. Outsourcing is utilizing experts from Read More...
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The Night Shift May Be Dangerous to Your Health
December 11, 2007 9:55 AM by Glen McDaniel
Hospitals never close and most clinical laboratories operate 24/7 to provide essential diagnostic services. Most laboratorians have a shift preference; with a minority preferring third, or so called "graveyard" shift. Whether it's a personal preference Read More...
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Overkill Not the Same as Competence
December 3, 2007 2:24 PM by Glen McDaniel
A few days before Thanksgiving, I listened to a friend complain about having 20 people over to her house. She talked about all the preparations and coordination needed and made it seem more like an onerous chore than a time to celebrate with family and Read More...
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