So you know that I’ve been in school (for quite a while now) working towards earning the DCLS degree. I had a conversation very recently that I would like to share with you because it was quite a revelation. But first I want to share a phone conversation I once had with an amazing nurse […]Read more "We’ve neglected it, so someone else was asked"
So the feedback from my last post was that we all love cases – and I have lots of them. So I am going to discuss two more cases that I have done laboratory consultation on, one of which has a … well just read and you’ll see. Case #1: 48 year old male presented […]Read more "They did what? Yep, they need us!"
I’ve been doing some clinician consulting for a few years now, gradually building up to my current residency as my knowledge base grew. And just when you think you’ve seen it all … someone has a “hold my beer” moment. The fundamental purpose of the DCLS is to improve patient care by reducing medical error. […]Read more "Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All – Hold My Beer"
This is a question that I get asked fairly often: Why can’t an MLS do this? If the questions that were being asked were fairly straightforward, then the answer would be that an MLS could. But the questions are not that straight forward. So what questions should any MLS be able to answer? What […]Read more "So … Why can’t an MLS do this?"
What is online graduate school like? Writing, writing, and writing some more. The first semester of my master’s in MLS program I took Molecular Diagnostics and Advanced Topics in Clinical Chemistry. Now, I will start off by saying that online coursework is not for everyone. You have to be able to budget your time because […]Read more "Graduate Courses Online: Yes or No?"
Anyone who has spent any significant time in a medical laboratory, whether it is as a phlebotomist, lab assistant, MLT, MLS, or PhD knows there is a major problem that has been largely unrecognized by the physician community: the improper utilization of laboratory tests and … the misinterpretation of those tests. Us in the laboratory […]Read more "Uh … Houston, we have a problem"
While I was working for a few years in the large medical center in the New Orleans metropolitan area, I started having “Out of the Lab” experiences. Back then these were nearly unheard of and were often cast aside like “out of body” experiences. However I was curious what occurred outside of the laboratory dungeon […]Read more "Initial “Out of the Lab” Experiences"
My first laboratory job was at a large major medical center on the New Orleans metropolitan area; the same laboratory where I performed my clinical rotations. During clinical rotations I was taught by several fantastic laboratory scientists and I met my first mentor. Shortly after I graduated and started working full-time this mentor took me […]Read more "My First Lab Job"
“The only reason I even passed high school Chemistry was because the teacher didn’t want to teach summer school.”Read more "First blog post"