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Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

Delivering Culturally-Aware Care
September 30, 2008 8:38 AM by Glen McDaniel
For several years now, Joint Commission along with other agencies has been convinced care should be delivered in a culturally competent fashion. Different patients will respond to everything from instructions to the gender of their caregiver based on Read More...
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Americans Use Internet for Health Information
September 24, 2008 8:48 AM by Glen McDaniel
According to a recent study by the Center for Studying Health System Change , Americans are increasingly using the Internet to get health information. In 2007, almost 58 percent of the U.S. population--or more than 122 million people--sought health information Read More...
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Replaced By Robots
September 22, 2008 10:32 AM by Glen McDaniel
A few years ago I visited a hospital in eastern Tennessee and was fascinated by a pharmacy robot named Alexander. Alexander would take medications from the pharmacy up to the floors. Alex, holding its precious cargo in a secure ATM-like body, would, using Read More...
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Consider Volunteering
September 8, 2008 9:25 AM by Glen McDaniel
The Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI), formerly known as NCCLS, is an institution familiar to all clinical laboratorians. We have all used NCCLS standards for everything from phlebotomy, to method validation, to the very format for writing Read More...
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