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A Look Back
December 28, 2009 6:10 AM by Scott Warner
It's that time of year again. In a few days not just a new year but a new decade begins. Naturally, we look back to see what we've done, what we haven't done, and what we thought would never change but has. There's nothing wrong with that, as far as it Read More...
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Test Tube Thumb
December 23, 2009 6:12 AM by Scott Warner
I don't recall hearing much about repetitive motion injury before personal computers. Most of us probably know someone who has suffered from carpal tunnel syndrome, a painful condition caused by compressing the median nerve in the wrist, often linked Read More...
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Lockouts
December 18, 2009 7:18 AM by Scott Warner
Imagine all instruments with onboard quality control assigned per operator that are able to track who does what when. Imagine that if quality control is not run every so often per instrument or every so often per operator, the instrument won't run patient Read More...
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Divide and Delegate
December 14, 2009 7:18 AM by Scott Warner
When you perceive too much information you are by definition overwhelmed , which the dictionary says is "to load, heap, treat, or address with an overpowering or excessive amount of anything." Managing, absorbing, and reducing information can seem hopelessly Read More...
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Too Much Information
December 9, 2009 6:23 AM by Scott Warner
A slang term these days when someone tells a story with unwanted details is " TMI ," meaning "too much infor- mayyyy -tion," said with or without fingers in ears and followed by, "Lalalalalala!" That would be handy at work, some days. We are bombarded Read More...
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The Bus
December 4, 2009 6:13 AM by Scott Warner
Recently, I had a dream about a family trip. We stopped for ice cream, and I went inside while my wife and kids stayed in our van. I placed our orders, and as I waited a voice called my name. Turning, I saw a woman standing at the door. "You're wanted Read More...
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    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
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