Episodes

Episode 45: Retain Your Best: A Simple Solution for Medical Lab Staff Retention

Struggling with constant staff turnover and openings? As a medical lab leader, you may feel overwhelmed trying to create an engaging environment that makes people want to stay. What if there was a simple method to improve retention by developing your team’s mental fitness? Lona Small shares how investing just 15 minutes a day into activities that…

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Episode 44: Choosing the Right Accreditation Body for Your Clinical Laboratory (Featuring Becky Woodford)

In this episode, cohost, Stephanie Whitehead chats with Becky Woodford to explore the various accreditation options available for clinical laboratories (i.e. CAP, COLA, and Leading Laboratories).  Tune in as Stephanie and Becky discuss the importance of accreditation, and the requirements, benefits, and limitations of each accreditation, helping listeners understand which option might be the best…

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Episode 43: Reaching Your Peak Performance in 2024

In today’s episode, we are diving into a simple 5-step plan to get 2024 off to an actionable and successful start. This episode provides a practical approach to planning, setting,  and accomplishing your professional goals. Learn strategies including using the SMART framework to define ambitious yet achievable objectives, mapping out action steps and milestones, gathering…

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Episode 42: Bridging the Gap: The Vital Role of Lab Professionals in Translational Research-Dr. LaShanta Brice

 Dr. LaShanda Bryce, Doctorate in Clinical Laboratory Science, specialist in hematology and coagulation. Experience in management, teaching, quality/compliance. Currently with Diagnostica Stago and Univ. of Cincinnati, focuses on the vital role medical laboratory professionals can play in translational research to help advance healthcare. In this episode she discussed:  Medical lab professionals must participate in translational…

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Episode 41: The Anatomy of Fear: Understanding its Impact on Healthcare Professionals (featuring besting selling author, Mindy Spigel, RN, MSN, CPXP)

Tune in for Part #2 of Stephanie Whitehead’s interview with Mindy Spigel, the author of the best-selling book There’s a Snake on My Head! Strategies for Alleviating Fear and Anxiety in Healthcare for Patients, Families, AND Healthcare Teams. Listen to Part #1 of their interview here: eLABorate Topics | Episode 39: “There’s a Snake on…

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Episode 40: Finding Your Voice: Strategies to Own Your Own Narrative

In today’s episode, we’re diving into the importance of owning your own narrative and speaking up for yourself. Co-host, Tywauna Wilson shares practical strategies and tips to help you assert yourself with grace and confidence. This episode was inspired by a question sparked during a recent emerging leaders panel discussion, that asked… “What advice would…

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Episode 39: “There’s a Snake on My Head!” (featuring best-selling author, Mindy Spigel, RN, MSN, CPXP)

When it comes to healthcare, fear, and anxiety can be major obstacles to providing optimal care. Patients can feel overwhelmed by the decisions they need to make, and the intense emotions they experience can make understanding the information they receive difficult. This is where effective communication comes in. By engaging in meaningful conversations, healthcare professionals…

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Episode 38: Preparing for Success: A Guide to Maximizing Your Next Conference

In this episode, the eLABorate Topics co-hosts discuss the importance of preparation before attending a virtual or in-person conference.  Tune in as they offer tidbits and tips such as  Setting clear goals before attending a conference (which is essential in order to make the most out of the event)!  Tailoring the sessions you attend towards…

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Episode 37: “Fulfilled Not Frustrated: Creating a Lab Career That’s Right For You”

Are you a medical laboratory professional who feels unfulfilled, burnt out, or stuck in your current role? You’re not alone.  Many talented lab techs and scientists struggle to find meaning and satisfaction in their daily work. However, there are steps you can take to find or create a lab career that truly aligns with your…

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Episode 36: Revive and Thrive: The Roundtable Recap

In this episode, co-hosts Stephanie Whitehead and Tywauna Wilson chat and recap their favorite motivational and inspirational eLABorate Topics episodes from Season 3 thus far.   Tune in as they:  Discuss the impact of healthy connections on professional motivation  Share tips for building stronger networking relationships  Highlight success stories of entrepreneur relationships from previous episodes Revive…

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