Check out my recent article in Advance for the Laboratory on addressing the laboratory workforce shortage. I will be presenting on this topic at the 2017 ASCLS Annual Meeting in September. ASCLS Voice: An Alternate View on the Laboratory Workforce Shortage
I am a big supporter of Point-of-Care testing (POCT), when it is appropriate. There is no question that we need to be consistently looking at how we can provide quality testing closer to the patient to provide more rapid turnaround testing to aid in diagnosis and appropriate treatment. However, the trade off with POCT is… Read More »
Laboratory-associated pre-analytical errors are estimated to be responsible for up to 75% of all laboratory mistakes. This excellent article from AACC’s ClinLabNews provides some excellent insights into causes of these errors and ways to work to address them.
From Dark Daily: It’s the toughest labor market in decades for skilled clinical laboratory and pathology professionals and today’s Labs are using social media, LinkedIn, to recruit and retain top-performing laboratory professionals. How tight is the job market in clinical laboratories? The demand for skilled, competent, clinical chemists, medical technologists, histotechnologists, phlebotomists, and other lab… Read More »
I am pleased to be presenting the session Case Studies in Lab Design: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly at the 2016 Intermountain States Seminar (IMSS) in Jackson, WY. I always enjoy attending the IMSS meeting and am honored to have been asked to present again this year. Here’s the session description: Through presentation… Read More »
There has been much discussion over the last several years regarding the over-utilization of testing. The linked article discusses a study published today in the journal Anesthesiology regarding unnecessary blood testing in surgery patients in Canada and shows a high variability of pre-op testing orders, depending on which hospital you went to for surgery. “Unnecessary… Read More »
An excellent video from the Center for Phlebotomy Education.
I will be heading to the 2013 Clinical Laboratory Educators’ Conference in Kansas City later this week. I’m looking forward to seeing all of my laboratory educator friends and catching up on the latest in clinical laboratory education tips and trends. Hopefully I’ll be seeing you there.
The December 2011 web version of Clinical Laboratory News has a great article on CMS and CDC’s work on an overhaul of proficiency testing regulations. Definitely a must read for any laboratory administrator. CLN – Proficiency Testing: Making the Grade
Would you like the opportunity to take your laboratory safety program from good to great to AWESOME? ASCLS is partnering with “The Safety Lady” to offer The 2012 Advanced Academy for Lab Safety Excellence to members. The Advanced Academy will help you discover the secrets to lab safety that have taken others years to acquire,… Read More »