Re: Clean Areas

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Ginny - We place our requisitions directly into sheet protectors from the 
biohazard transport pouch.  It has prevented the pathologists from handling 
the requisitions with bloody gloves, which would definitely be considered 
contaminated.  The sheet protectors are kept in the histology laboratory, 
since they take the brunt of handling vs. the reqs.  Therefore, the 
transcription room is "clean".

Becky Scholes
Iowa Pathology Associates

>From: "Einfalt, Ginny" <>
>To: "''" <>
>Subject: Clean Areas
>Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 18:04:32 -0400
>Dear Histonetters,
>We have an ongoing issue with the pathology office about whether or not the
>office where the girls transcribe should be considered a clean area.  Since
>all of the computer requisitions are single pages, they are circulated from
>the pocket of the biohazard bag the specimen arrives in, to the 
>table, to the grossing area, handled by the PA and passed on to the
>transcriptionists who believe that they work in a "clean area".  What are
>the protocols in other pathology offices?
>Ginny Einfalt
>Virtua West Jersey Hospital

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