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Just Around the Corner
December 31, 2012 6:15 AM by Scott Warner
Here it is, New Year’s Eve of 2012, an impossible year unimaginable to me as a boy, when 2001 seemed worlds away. It’s a natural break in the course of events to consider what succeeded, what failed, and what we need to try again. Success is always just Read More...
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The Next Big Thing
December 26, 2012 6:22 AM by Scott Warner
I would have never guessed five years ago that we would be carrying around phones as powerful as our desktop computers in our pockets. Samsung’s “The Next Big Thing” touts the size of their Galaxy S III in comparison to the new iPhone, mocking awestruck Read More...
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Is Your Hospital Secure?
December 21, 2012 6:09 AM by Scott Warner
The recent tragedy in Connecticut has spurred debate on topics related to public safety, which is good. Our most vulnerable citizens need protection. This includes children, the elderly and infirm, and patients in hospitals. That list includes healthcare Read More...
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The Lab Did It
December 17, 2012 6:13 AM by Scott Warner
The laboratory is often blamed for things, the dog at day’s end that gets kicked. Judge and jury often work outside our doors and call to inform us of the sentence. “The lab did it!” in other words. We’re left like a Peanuts character sighing in exasperation. Read More...
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Do You Still Report Bands?
December 12, 2012 6:00 AM by Scott Warner
It was not very long ago that I heard “What’s the band count?” It seemed commonplace for surgeons to decide to operate on the basis of them. ED physician assistants and doctors waited for them, too. And don’t get me started on pediatricians. In the laboratory, Read More...
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Ask the New Guy
December 7, 2012 6:05 AM by Scott Warner
From Black Friday until after the holidays, it’s bargain hunting season. Like most bargains, a new hire in your laboratory can be good or bad. And your lab will play “Ask the new guy” to figure it out. If management does its job, the news is good. Great Read More...
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Staying Awake
December 3, 2012 6:19 AM by Scott Warner
I’m writing this a little after three in the morning. That may seem early, but it depends on one’s routine and how awake one feels. In a little while I’ll be outside for my daily walk of a few miles. Morning people don’t mind this, but for night owls Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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