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I Got My Answer From the Nurse
January 28, 2009 3:02 PM by Scott Warner
A hospital receptionist concerned about a lab report on her son came into the lab asking what a "bicarb" level meant. I printed a page from Lab Tests Online , a resource I often use for patients. When I walked it down the hall to her desk, she was putting Read More...
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Communication
January 22, 2009 8:53 AM by Scott Warner
Communication is everyone's panacea for everything. - Tom Peters , author of In Search of Excellence Ain't that the truth. But communication is also blamed for much failure. Management with tsk, "If only we had had more meetings, more blurbs in the newsletter, Read More...
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Paperless
January 9, 2009 12:39 PM by Scott Warner
We should be paperless by now. We have computers, interfaces, scanners and nursing point-of-care software. It should be easy. Yet we save instrument tapes of interfaced results, save work logs of microbiology specimens and print dozens of specimen labels Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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