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Fighting for your lab
Advance Administrators of the Laboratory    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
It's called middle management for a reason. Yours is one of the hardest jobs in the organization, carrying out the mission of senior leaders while trying to be an advocate for your staff. Some days, you're caught in the middle, putting your job and sanity on the line. By understanding your unique position and keeping a cool head, you can fight for your lab and still make your bosses happy at day's end. More

Stay involved in the CLMA community
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Staying involved in the CLMA community is easy and there are a variety of ways. Visit the New Member Web page to learn how to gain access to CLMA members and chapters using the website, You can also join us on our social media platforms, LinkedIn and Facebook, where we have built a network of more than 1,100 clinical laboratory professionals. Don't miss daily conversations and articles on advocacy, education and training, and job opportunities. More

What hiring managers really look for
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Interviewing for a job is a lot like giving a presentation. It's hard to imagine your career going anywhere unless you learn how to do it effectively. Unfortunately, you probably weren't born with the interview gene. For most people, interviewing is a real struggle. So what do you do? Get online and search for tips. Unfortunately, the vast majority of that stuff is written by self-proclaimed experts who've never been hiring managers and didn't learn how to do it right from a Fortune 500 company that depends on hiring young up-and-comers and promoting from within. More

Advance your career — get published
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Learn how to prepare a manuscript for publication, including topic selection, literature review, beginning to write, theory vs. practice, style and format, editorial assistance, collaboration, creativity, plagiarism and rejection in this week's featured Education on Demand session. This session is based on CLMA's Body of Knowledge for Medical Laboratory Management Domain 10, Professional Development.

Visit our Facebook or LinkedIn pages to post your suggestions on the EOD sessions you would like to see featured during the sale. And watch your inbox every Thursday morning for the Weekly Curriculum Sale discount codes, featuring $15 CLMA's highest-rated EOD sessions.

Embrace your irrational colleagues
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Have you ever wondered why perfectly sensible, rational and intelligent colleagues resist or reject perfectly sensible, rational and intelligent ideas? Obviously it's not because they are stupid. There is just something going on that we don't realize. More

Lab tests for chemotherapy management
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Laboratory testing is changing the way patients undergoing chemotherapy are being treated and monitored. Gwen McMillin, Ph.D., medical director of Toxicology, co-director of Pharmacogenomics at ARUP Laboratories; and assistant professor of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, believes chemotherapeutic drug management requires a multidisciplinary approach-from pharmacogenetic testing to clinical and radiographic assessments. More

Leadership is about taking the long view
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Authentic leaders are able to analyze the context and transcend it. Always an innovator, television producer/writer Norman Lear has enjoyed astonishing success — financially as well as creatively. In a recent interview, the discussion was not only his life and his work, but also his concern with what he described as "the societal disease of our time" — short-term thinking: "It's asking what the poll is saying, not what's great for the country and what's best for the future, but what do I say in the short term to get me from here to there." More

Remembering the past negatively worsens health
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Going back to work after the holidays is a nightmare for many. Can you improve your health by remembering the past in a positive way? A study by the University of Granada reports that people's attitude to past events, present experiences or future expectations, influences their perception of health and their quality of life. More

Smart ways to deal with dumb clinical alerts
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Clinical alerts may help reduce dangerous drug interactions, but sometimes they cause more problems than they solve. Experts describe best practices to make them work better. Clinicians, whether young or old, technophobes or technophiles, continue to complain about the avalanche of unnecessary alerts they get when walking through a clinical decision support or e-prescribing system. More

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