Re: Clean Areas

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From:Sharon M Tipton <>
To:Einfalt Ginny <>, 'histonetpathologyswmededu' <>
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Hi Ginny,
We give a Xerox copy of the specimen requisition to the grossing
pathologist, making sure that all of  the pertinent information is clear and
readable. This has helped us to keep the originals "clean" as possible to
send to transcription, plus we don't have to worry about how messy the doc
is! We just toss these copies away after grossing is done. (And some of them
end up really GROSS!!!) We are a small hospital lab, so this is do-able for
us. The down side is that we kill too many trees in the process ( painful
for me -I was a horticulturist in a previous career ).-Shar

Sharon M. Tipton, HT(ASCP)
Holy Rosary Medical Center
Ontario, Oregon

----- Original Message -----
From: Einfalt Ginny <>
To: 'histonetpathologyswmededu' <>
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2000 4:04 PM
Subject: Clean Areas

> Dear Histonetters,
> We have an ongoing issue with the pathology office about whether or not
> office where the girls transcribe should be considered a clean area.
> all of the computer requisitions are single pages, they are circulated
> 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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