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10 Must Haves: Scott
September 27, 2010 8:08 PM by Scott Warner
Blogger Scott Warner shares his 10 must haves: Family time . Being a dad is an amazing gift, and spending time with my family is my biggest joy. As my brother-in-law says, “It’s all quality time.” I really miss being away from them. Quiet time . I absolutely Read More...
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Data Mining
September 20, 2010 6:13 AM by Scott Warner
One of the advantages of an information system is it makes data mining possible, extracting patterns from large databases to predict future trends. Typically, it’s associated with obscured or hidden information. A standard model called CRISP-DM has developed Read More...
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Clean the Slate
September 15, 2010 6:01 AM by Scott Warner
Last weekend we watched Clean Slate , a 1994 comedy starring Dana Carvey as a gumshoe who loses his memory every time he goes to sleep. Each day, he listens to a recording he made the night before telling him who he is, what he does for a living, and Read More...
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We Need an Attitude
September 10, 2010 6:06 AM by Scott Warner
A memorable Calvin and Hobbes strip begins with Calvin musing, “You know what we need, Hobbes? We need an attitude.” “An attitude?” asks Hobbes. “Yeah,” says Calvin. “You can’t be cool if you don’t have an attitude.” Attitude? A physician once chastised Read More...
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The Five Rights of Specimen Collection
September 6, 2010 6:15 AM by Scott Warner
What is it with nursing and unlabeled specimens? I don’t understand the apparent reluctance to label a specimen correctly in the presence of the patient. Typical incidents I have seen over the years: An ED nurse brings a fistful of unlabeled samples. Read More...
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Solving Problems
September 1, 2010 6:07 AM by Scott Warner
The ancient Greek philosopher Zeno invented paradoxes. One of these states that anything in motion must always travel half the distance to a destination. This half-way point is cut in half to one-quarter, then one-eighth, one-sixteenth, and so on to infinity. Read More...
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    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
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