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April 2010 - Posts

Stepwise Success

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