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Competency
September 30, 2009 7:04 AM by Scott Warner
According to CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) Sec. 493.1413(b)(8) , the technical consultant is responsible for "evaluating the competency of testing personnel." There are a number of ways to do this: direct observation, review of records, Read More...
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More Bullies
September 25, 2009 6:54 AM by Scott Warner
I've written about bullies in contexts of relational aggression and most recently in terms of what it means to you. Let's consider several examples. The Coworker Bully – this individual goes to breaks and lunches before you, volunteers early for the sweet Read More...
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Bullies
September 21, 2009 7:30 AM by Scott Warner
When I was a kid, every grade seemed to have a bully, often a large boy with thick fists who didn't do well in school. Small for my age, I saw many of them up close. I was told to stand up to bullies -- essentially cowards -- or suck it up. (I got larger Read More...
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The Box
September 16, 2009 7:28 AM by Scott Warner
Along with "Aha!" moments – those insights that punctuate hard work – you've probably heard the idea to "think outside the box." It means to think from an unconventional or different perspective, assumed to be essential in creativity. It's a cliché these Read More...
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Take Home the Aha!
September 11, 2009 6:21 AM by Scott Warner
One of the catch-phrases at seminars is The take home message is… Giving your audience a pithy "take home" message is good public speaking. It can be a memorable way to summarize an idea, merge ideas with action, or put a complex idea in terms everyone Read More...
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Calculations
September 8, 2009 6:17 AM by Scott Warner
Most of us aren't mathematicians. Well, I'm not. I've known people who are just better at "seeing" math than myself. I've always struggled to add a column of figures in my head, forget solving Fermat's Last Theorem . Which has been solved already. Just Read More...
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Package Inserts
September 2, 2009 6:14 AM by Scott Warner
In writing a procedure, I strive to make it the reference on the bench. Yet no matter how good a written procedure is, the package insert is always invaluable. There are two reasons for this. One, the package insert is the main reference for any procedure Read More...
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    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
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