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Share Your Agenda
December 29, 2010 7:04 AM by Scott Warner
Recently, our CEO asked managers to share meeting agenda formats. Are we all using the same one? he wondered. I have a sense the answer is no, or none at all. I attend many meetings without any agenda or with barely an idea of why there’s a meeting at Read More...
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This Season, Enjoy Your Time Off
December 24, 2010 6:13 AM by Scott Warner
Once, when I asked a salesperson about a product, she said, “I don’t have that but can check when I get home. I’ll fax you that information later tonight. In the meantime, if you need to get in touch with me, you can leave me a voice mail or email me. Read More...
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Will a Shortage Change Laboratory Culture?
December 20, 2010 6:01 AM by Scott Warner
A question in the forums caught my attention: “Do you think the nursing profession has better recruiting strategies than the lab?” It occurs to me a “better” strategy might have relieved the nursing shortage decades ago. So in that sense, no. And at some Read More...
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Needle Phobia
December 15, 2010 6:06 AM by Scott Warner
A phobia (from the Greek) is “an unreasonable sort of fear that can cause avoidance and panic.” I’m reminded of them this time of year by my favorite nickle psychiatrist, Lucy Van Pelt, in A Charlie Brown Christmas : Lucy: Are you afraid of staircases? Read More...
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Under the Printer Bus
December 10, 2010 6:23 AM by Scott Warner
We hear a complaint echoed across the land: we never got the report . Making sure a test result gets in the hands of the ordering provider in time to make a treatment decision is the endpoint of the postanalytical phase of testing, yet largely beyond Read More...
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Make Your Resume Memorable
December 6, 2010 6:05 AM by Scott Warner
A cliche , we all know, is a trite phrase or word, such as “plain as the nose on your face,” which loses all impact through overuse. What’s surprising is how many of these creep into resumes. Here are a few to avoid, if you want your resume to stand out: Read More...
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How Important Are Computers?
December 1, 2010 6:02 AM by Scott Warner
Many of you lack computer skills. You can search on the Internet, send email, and other basic tasks, but you’re quickly lost when something appears on the screen that looks different or stops working at home or work. (All together: Grrrr...) So, just Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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