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Going Paperless in the Lab?

A lab recently bought the electronic document control system, PolicyTech, and is wondering if other labs using document control systems keep paper copy binders. One respondent says her lab does still keep paper copies, although CAP COM.10000 states that electronic-only is fully acceptable as long as SOPs are available during downtimes. Another respondent says that, as backup, each technical specialist/supervisor in her lab keeps an encrypted USB drive with a copy of the full file structure and refreshes it regularly.

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How Can I Avoid Career Burnout?

It is likely that burnout rates among clinical chemists are similar to those for pathologists, who burn out at a rate equal to emergency medicine physicians.

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