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How Safe Is Your Lab?
February 27, 2015 6:01 AM by Scott Warner
Healthcare is hazardous to your health. A 2010 Bureau of Labor Statistics report lists the highest number of workplace injuries in healthcare (176,380), followed by manufacturing (127,410) and construction (74,950). Nearly half of lost workdays caused Read More...
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When Choosing a Job, Shop For Value
February 23, 2015 5:44 AM by Scott Warner
Interviewing for a job is stressful, especially if you don’t have a job and need one. It’s easy to forget that you’re not just buying what an employer is selling - working conditions, pay rate, benefits, culture, etc. - but shopping. What should you be Read More...
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Thinking About Rainbows
February 18, 2015 9:40 AM by Scott Warner
Hospital acquired anemia can be an issue if multiple tubes are collected several times a day. Over time, small amounts of blood (5 mL is a teaspoon) add up. I’ve developed a “short draw” protocol to use low volume tubes and chart the amount drawn for Read More...
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Surviving Micromanagement
February 13, 2015 6:56 AM by Scott Warner
Working for a micromanager is demoralizing, and what’s even worse is when you can’t leave. Maybe you’re a new graduate and it’s your first job, you really like your coworkers, you need the money because you have kids that just started college, or there Read More...
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Are You Micromanaged?
February 9, 2015 5:11 AM by Scott Warner
Merriam Webster defines micromanage as “to try to control or manage all the small parts of (something, such as an activity) in a way that is usually not wanted or that causes problems.” While managers are sometimes labeled as such, micromanagement is Read More...
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Do You Look At Charts?
February 4, 2015 5:45 AM by Scott Warner
When I blogged about looking at inpatient charts in 2012, we had implemented CPOE (Computerized Physician Order Entry) to a limited degree. Now that it’s commonplace and there are few written physician orders, it’s still useful to look at charts. Each Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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