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Quick Hit – The Monkey Theory

Several years ago a member of pharmacy leadership at the hospital I was working for told a bunch of pharmacists, me included, that he could get a monkey to do our job. The statement became a running joke in the department as the pharmacists began bringing in monkey stuffed animals, monkey pencil toppers and putting […]

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The 10,000-hour rule to becoming an expert

Non-Clinical Medical Jobs: “According to this article on TheLadders.com: “It takes 10,000 hours of dedicated effort to become an expert performer in any field.” Dan Coughlin from The Coughlin Company attributes the conclusion above to the best-selling books “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell and “Talent is Overrated” by Geoff Colvin as well as the new hit […]

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Year end thoughts for 2009

2009 brought many new and exciting changes not only in my personal life, but in the world of pharmacy and technology as well. I’ve learned many new things, gained some skills previously absent from my armamentarium, met some great new people, discovered the “real” internet for the first time, traveled more than ever before, discovered […]

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Top 10 most read CE activities for Pharmacists in 2009

MedscapeCME/CE has compiled a list of the top 10 most read CE activities by Pharmacists in 2009. 1. Avoiding Medication Errors in Psychiatry – 1.00 knowledge-based ACPE (0.100 CEUs) 2. Avoiding Errors Associated With Insulin Therapy – 1.25 knowledge-based ACPE (0.125 CEUs) 3. FAQs in the Modern Management of Gout – 1.00 knowledge-based ACPE (0.100 […]

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Merry Christmas

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch of their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great […]

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Quick Hit – What makes someone an expert?

I’ve often asked myself this question as I tend to deal with “experts” in various fields from both the pharmacy and IT world. I’ve met several individuals over my short 12 year career that I wouldn’t give two cents for their opinion, but somehow they’ve been crowned an expert in their field. I find it […]

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Quick hit – what value do you place on experience?

It’s been a bad week for me in terms of hospital systems giving me problems. We’ve had issues with our electronic document management system, our Pyxis system and the nursing interface with pharmacy; lots of late nights and early mornings. Who knows, maybe it has something to do with the full moon coming up tomorrow. […]

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“What tablet PC information did I miss?” – Week of October 4th

I’m constantly trolling the internet for information on tablet PCs. What can I say, I’m addicted. And believe me, there’s was no shortage of stuff to read this week. Reports of the death of hte tablet PC have been greatly exaggerated. I was going to add these thoughts to the “What’d I miss?” post from […]

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“What’d I miss?” – Week of September 27th

As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.

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“What’d I miss?” – Week of September 20th

As usual there were a lot of things that happened during the week, and not all of it was pharmacy or technology related. Here’s a quick look at some of the stuff I found interesting.

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