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Critical Delta Checks
March 28, 2011 6:01 AM by Scott Warner
When you were a kid did you ever drop a big rock into a pond to see what happens? Last January I blogged about the idea of critical delta checks, recently approved by our Medical Staff. This has been an interesting exercise in implementing a simple quality Read More...
Does Your Hospital Ban Facebook?
March 23, 2011 6:07 AM by Scott Warner
I wonder if Bigfoot uses Facebook at work. That’s at least as farfetched a notion that giving access to a social networking site at work destroys productivity, which according to one study is only 1.5%, less than all the time spent at “breaks.” In the Read More...
I Don’t Know What To Tell You
March 18, 2011 6:23 AM by Scott Warner
The entertaining Urban Dictionary , a kind of Slangipedia invented by a college freshman a dozen years ago, defines “I don’t know what to tell you” as follows: A phrase used to tell another person to politely say, "I have no interest in continuing this Read More...
A Positive Attitude Finds Solutions
March 14, 2011 6:03 AM by Scott Warner
My father often told me, “If you worked as hard at getting the job done as working at not doing it, you’d have all the free time in the world.” We all work with problems: finicky software, crowded bench space, refrigerators that are too far away, irritating Read More...
Do You Make Eye Contact With Your Patients?
March 9, 2011 6:11 AM by Scott Warner
The other day at our local grocery store a checkout clerk asked me, “Did you find everything you were looking for today?” How thoughtful! Except: She didn’t make eye contact. She said it without looking up as she mechanically did her job. She sounded Read More...
Reporting Absolute Differentials
March 4, 2011 6:07 AM by Scott Warner
The classic 100-cell differential is a hard habit to break, but it can be done. I can still see those microscopes lined up (with the ashtrays!) at the diff table! Modern cell counters report more accurate differentials than possible by counting 100 cells Read More...


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