RE: Age Specific Competencies

From:"Horn, Hazel V" <>

While your right about it not directly pertaining to histology, our hospital
considers the contacts made by you in the halls, cafeteria....etc. to be 
considered part of this competency.   And like you this is part of our
annual eval.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Carrie Kyle []
> Sent:	Wednesday, April 11, 2001 10:50 AM
> To:;;
> Subject:	Re: Age Specific Competencies
> maybe i've interpreted this incorrectly.....but i understand the
> age-specific competencies to refer to the lab tech's ability to deal with
> patients of various ages.  when i worked in a hospital, we had to review
> guidelines for how to handle infant/toddler, young children, adolescent,
> adult and geriatric patients.  this was done annually along with the other
> safety stuff.  in many labs, the age-related competencies don't really
> apply to histology since we don't have patient contact, unless you have
> the lucky duties of assisting with things like FNA's, renal or bm bx
> collections.
> carrie kyle-byrne
> cahfs-ucdavis

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