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February 2012 - Posts

Press Start: Lead an Empowered Life as a Clinical Laboratorian

Jargon Can be Annoying and Confusing
February 29, 2012 11:25 AM by Glen McDaniel
Jargon has always been used and does have its place in our communication. Just imagine if a physician wrote out the full name of every test, procedure and medication for every patient very time. In medical lab science where would we be without QC, CBC, Read More...
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No Lab, No Hospital. Simple!
February 24, 2012 6:20 PM by Glen McDaniel
Just a few minutes ago, a friend sent me a link to a news story about a hospital in New York that was forced to close because of what he described as "problems with their lab." An inspection of the laboratory by New York State Department of Health yesterday Read More...
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No Diabetes Educator Role for Laboratorians
February 19, 2012 12:50 PM by Glen McDaniel
A certified diabetes educator (CDE) is a professional who is board certified to deliver education about diabetes-to the public, and especially to diabetics and their family. A CDE is supposed to be an expert on the basics of diabetes as well as the latest Read More...
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Formularies Might be Coming to a Lab Near You
February 12, 2012 4:51 PM by Glen McDaniel
We are all familiar with the concept of generic versus brand name for medication. Once a pharmaceutical manufacturer loses its patent exclusivity to make and sell a drug (at an inflated price, usually), other manufacturers can make the same drug. Competition Read More...
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