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Why won't it work for me? (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

We have all heard of the carrot or stick approach to horse training, or the 2 × 4 approach of getting a mule's attention before training. While these ideas are entrenched in our heritage, they are not generally used; rather, alternatives are sought that will serve the same purpose.

Regulations you need to know: Pharmacy (Part 2) (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

The whole issue of ordering, storing, dispensing and recording controlled drugs can be of the most confusing in the veterinary practice. Since it's inception in 1970, the Controlled Substance Act has placed specific mandates on those who manufacture, distribute, administer or dispense drugs that are deemed addictive or abusive.

Regulations you need to know: OSHA (Part 2) (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Since most OSHA inspections are the result of an employee (or former employee) complaint or a reported injury or illness, very often the inspection will focus on a specific area of concern within the workplace. Just as medical professionals specialize, the inspector's expertise in occupational health or general safety rules will also play a role in what portions of a hospital safety program are evaluated.

Staffing and scheduling secrets (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

The phrase most often heard during a recent on-site consultations was "We're so short staffed." That had become the justification for the pace of work. After reviewing the schedule and the percentage of income spent on staff salaries and benefits, it was obvious that the hospital was not really short-staffed, but it is mis-staffed.

Client service in tough times (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Whether the economy is good or bad, it seems we're always short staffed. So what do we do about it? First, you must develop a strategy. Remember, manpower is a resource just as money is.

Regulations you need to know: Pharmacy (Part 1) (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

The Board of Veterinary Medicine regulates and licenses people practicing veterinary medicine in the State. Although there are professional standards defining "veterinary-client-patient relationship" and proper prescribing of medications, it falls to the Board of Pharmacy in the state to regulate how prescription medications are dispensed to the general public.

Regulations you need to know: OSHA (Part 1) (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) was created under the Department of Labor to enact and enforce those measures necessary to ensure that every American has a safe and healthy work environment. These "rules" are known as standards and are published in Chapter 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Regulations you need to know: OSHA (Part 3) (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

Since most OSHA inspections are the result of an employee (or former employee) complaint or a reported injury or illness, very often the inspection will focus on a specific area of concern within the workplace. Just as medical professionals specialize, the inspector's expertise in occupational health or general safety rules will also play a role in what portions of a hospital safety program are evaluated.

Effective staff training solutions (Proceedings)

Aug 1, 2010

For any practice, program or promotion to succeed, regardless of the objectives, the people who are responsible for carrying out the details of the program must be educated on what they are expected to do. That is the core definition of training - educating the force on what is expected of them.

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