Re: Clean Areas

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From:Amos Brooks <>
To:Sharon M Tipton <>
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    Doesn't recieving the requisitions in a biohazard bag make the originals
potentially contaminated? The originals should be sent to the grossing room and
the copies to the transcription for that area to be considered clean.
Amos Brooks

Sharon M Tipton wrote:

> 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
> 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
> accessioning
> > 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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