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Rude Behavior
May 27, 2011 6:34 AM by Scott Warner
According to a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science as reported by Scientific American , rude people can be perceived as more powerful. In one test, over one hundred subjects watched two videos of a man at a cafe: at first courteous, Read More...
Take Back Your Bench Space
May 23, 2011 6:07 AM by Scott Warner
These days there’s a lot of talk about Lean, process design, efficiency, and reducing waste. Everyone wants to be paperless, electronic, barcoded, and ergonomic. They want to fix the system, repair the process, fishbone the root cause, and value-map the Read More...
Are Women Better at Multitasking?
May 18, 2011 6:14 AM by Scott Warner
After my recent blog on multitasking I had a discussion at work and home about the subject. All the women in our lab agreed men are lousy multitaskers. “I’m multitasking right now,” one of the techs said. “I just received two specimens from the ER, took Read More...
Have You Stopped Reporting Anisocytosis?
May 13, 2011 6:05 AM by Scott Warner
Our laboratory stopped reporting anisocytosis on peripheral smear reviews several years ago, because we report RDW. It doesn’t add value and clutters the report. I wrote about our approach to value-added morphology in Advance . But I don’t know what other Read More...
Getting Ready for Inspections
May 9, 2011 6:02 AM by Scott Warner
Our boot camp drill instructor was a shorter-than-average, matter-of-fact man named Sergeant Panamarenco, starched and polished down to his speech. I remember his barracks inspections vividly. Strutting behind our bunks he would flip open lockers and Read More...
May 4, 2011 6:24 AM by Scott Warner
Many years ago when I worked evenings alone, I multitasked. I didn’t know it at the time; I just thought I was busy. It was common to juggle three or four analyzers at once, while slides dried and stained, the telephone rang, and I ran to the floor to Read More...


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