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MRSA Me
April 28, 2010 6:16 AM by Scott Warner
Oh mercy, mercy me / Oh, things ain't what they used to be , sang the late Marvin Gaye. Since January of 2010 a Maine law has required hospitals to screen most patients for MRSA. We already look for MRSA if there is an infection, of course, but this is Read More...
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Simple Calculations
April 23, 2010 5:56 AM by Scott Warner
Before computers (B.C.), it was common to walk into a chemistry lab and see quality control charts posted on a wall. Data points were plotted directly to the charts. The visual power of those charts is hard to beat, and it's a reason many old timers dislike Read More...
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Reaching Out
April 19, 2010 6:18 AM by Scott Warner
This week marks the 35th National Medical Laboratory Professionals Week, a celebration of the nearly 300,000 laboratory scientists working today. It's an exciting time to work in the laboratory. We're a profession that relishes technology, knowledge, Read More...
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Bad Behavior
April 14, 2010 12:08 PM by Scott Warner
Confront bad behavior is one of the customer service movement's mantras. If you see a colleague behaving in a way inconsistent with the mission, vision, and values of the organization, you are to say in an aside, What I just saw was unacceptable behavior Read More...
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GFR Calculations
April 9, 2010 7:06 AM by Scott Warner
In 2000, the National Kidney Foundation Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (NKF KDOQI) recommended : The level of GFR {glomerular filtration rate} should be estimated from prediction equations that take into account the serum creatinine concentration Read More...
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Paperless Order Entry
April 5, 2010 6:01 AM by Scott Warner
Recently I blogged about paperless procedures. They key to "paperless" is to completely replace a paper process with a virtual one. The advantages are practically infinite, redundant, cheap storage and the ability of multiple users to access data from Read More...
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    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
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