Re: Quality-right first time?

From:Jan Shivers <> (by way of histonet)

Hey... veterinary medicine has surgical pathologists, too!  Here at the
Univ. of Minnesota my IHC lab supports the diagnostic lab necropsy cases
(autopsy cases for you in humanland; infectious diseases and tumors),
research projects, and the surgical pathology cases that come through the
small and large animal hospital here.

Of course, the surgical path IHC cases get first priority in my lab
(same-day service, if possible)... and when the results are interesting or
surprising (or even merely pretty), the pathologists love to go over them
with me.   Once a week the department has a morning seminar (OK, it's really
an excuse to get a free cup of coffee and donut), and photos of these
interesting cases are projected for any and all in the department to see.
The pathologists acknowledge that the diagnoses come about as a result of a
team effort.

Stress?  Yes.  Time is always a factor, and always in too short a supply.
Workload is too high, and staff too low, but everyone seems to realize that
and does the best they can.  I imagine that is typical most everywhere in
our industry.

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Sent: Friday, August 10, 2001 11:09 AM
Subject: Re: Quality-right first time?

> Louri Caldwell writes:
> >>The pathologists here are great (thankfully) about discussing/showing
> slides to us when they find an interesting case or problem. It makes for a
> better relationship all the way around.<<
> I have some background in veterinary pathology, but none in the day-to-day
> practice of it. I would suppose that the stresses on histotechnologists
> supporting veterinary pathologists would be somewhat different from those
> affecting histotechnologists supporting surgical pathologists. Anybody
> experience in both these areas?
> Bo

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