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Simplify Urinalysis
March 25, 2016 6:40 AM by Scott Warner
Urinalysis is one of the simpler screening tests laboratories perform. Modern dipstick readers have standardized and simplified the chemical analysis of urine. But what about the microscopic? Shouldn’t that also be simplified? Beckman Coulter and Sysmex Read More...
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Working Managers
March 16, 2016 6:38 AM by Scott Warner
A nursing paradigm has been the “working manager,” a nurse who also works the floors and pitches in when needed. This model has been used in ancillary departments such as radiology and respiratory therapy. It makes sense to have a manager with first hand Read More...
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Critical Time Limits
March 7, 2016 5:59 AM by Scott Warner
The Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goal 2 is to improve communication. For a laboratory, this means reporting critical results on a timely basis. Labs have to define critical results, by whom and to whom they are reported, and an acceptable Read More...
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    Scott Warner, MLT(ASCP)
    Occupation: Laboratory Manager
    Setting: Critical Access Hospital
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