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the last blog we discussed a CDC survey addressing the difficulties many
providers face in ordering and interpreting laboratory tests. The providers admit to
having significant challenges in both ordering tests and interpreting laboratory test results. They
routinely seek help from various sources, with the laboratory ...
the workforces ages we find many Baby
Boomers (born 1946 to 1964) are retiring and the workforce is increasingly
made up of younger individuals. The interesting thing about different generations
working together is that values and even work ethics will vary. Oldsters (Boomers
like myself) tend to assess younger workers as ...
recently saw a discussion on a Medical Laboratory page on a popular social networking
site. Someone started off a thread detailing an encounter with a nurse in which
a request was made that was so ludicrous it was funny. Others weighed in with
accounts of their personal experiences: mostly questions or requests from
of us in healthcare have worked in silos for so long it has become the norm. In
fact we justify it by saying due to the complexity of our body of knowledge,
others just will not understand. Physically and psychologically we are more
comfortable sharing space and projects with colleagues who are like ...
love science! I always have and I always will. So when I asked recently to be a judge
at a science fair at a local college, I immediately jumped at the request. I was really impressed with the quality of the
projects and the soundness of the research, the hypotheses proposed, and the findings.
I wish I
knew everything, but I don't. On second thought: it would be pretty boring to
have every fact at my finger tips and I never have to learn, to ask, research
or dig for information. In any event, has someone ever asked you a
question and you hesitated before admitting that you don't know the answer?
am the king of ...
There is a lot happening in this country these days. As a medical laboratory scientist, I have been used to change, but it seems like the past few years have been typified by huge changes to many people I know personally and professionally.
One of the questions I get asked a lot as I travel around this country and as I read my emails is , ...
One reality we have come to recognize is that most people evaluate you, and react to you in a certain way, because oftheir impression of you; not necessarily the reality of who you really are or what you can do. The first impression is especially important and you only have one opportunity to make a first impression- for an audience, during a job ...
Over the years, I have served on many hospital committees including the Pharmacy, Nutrition and Therapeutics (PNT) Committee. This committee is usually chaired by a physician and has tremendous input from an infectious disease (ID) specialist, microbiologist, pharmacist and registered dietitian.
The laboratory has always acted as an ancillary ...
A few years ago I was part of a team appointed by a national hospital company to study and make recommendations for staff retention. The organization had a horrendous record for turnover; in fact in some key areas like nursing assistants the turnover rate was 40 percent!
Such a high rate was untenable because of its cost to the organization, but ...