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March 2009 - Posts

Stepwise Success

March 30, 2009 4:38 AM by Scott Warner
Consider two chemistry analyzers. The first requires a lot of hands-on time to run and maintain, and the reagent cost is per aliquot. You're paying for reagent used for calibration, quality control, troubleshooting and waste. The second analyzer is a Read More...
March 24, 2009 6:32 PM by Scott Warner
When my oldest was little, his concept of time was simple. The past was always "last night," and the future was always "when I wake up again." Focused on the here and now, he seemed perfectly aware of many good things to come. To him, "tomorrow" was something Read More...
I Have To Take This
March 19, 2009 9:02 AM by Scott Warner
A nurse in a patient's room hears a ringtone from her pocket. A lab tech crossmatching blood hears her cell phone ring from the break room. And a lab manager's phone rings during a job interview. Incredibly, in each case the cell phone is answered. "I Read More...
New Thinking
March 11, 2009 10:27 AM by Scott Warner
When my son and I talked the other day about "green" technology, I suddenly realized the obvious: solar, wind and biofuel technologies are very old. (Think greenhouses, Don Quixote and wood heat). Is it possible to create new thinking with old technology? Read More...
How Many Managers?
March 4, 2009 10:12 AM by Scott Warner
The other day at a department head meeting when a person used the phrase, "... the 35 of you ," it got me thinking. How many managers do we need? I work in a critical access hospital with 25 beds. We have one laboratory, one pharmacy and one plant manager. Read More...


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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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