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From: "Smith, Sherry A. (Histology)"
Sent: Thursday, April 04, 2002 3:02 AM
> Dear Histotechs.,
> Could you please give me some info. about staffing in your lab?? Here is
> list of questions. Any info. that you give would be greatly appreciated.
> Hospital size??
750 beds in main site and three regionalsof about 200 beds each.
> How many cases per year ?
> How many blocks per day?
400-450 without Forensic blocks! These can be up to 500 per week.
> How many people ?
> How many people to embed?
> How many people to cut?
> How much each tech. cuts?
One solely for recuts etc. The rest divided amongst the five.
> How many specials ?
~100 per day
> How many Immunos?
~70 per day
> Does one person do specials, Immunos and cut??
No Immunos only.
> Do you use tiny bx molds (8x10)?
> Do you recycle alcohol or xylene?
> Do the techs change processors and how many processors?
Sometimes, but we have a laboratory aide who routinely changes each of the
four machines weekly.
> Thanks a bunch for any help,
> Sherry Smith
> Presbyterian Hospital
> Charlotte, NC
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