RE: Trichome Stain for registery

From:"Charles.Embrey"

I attended the Histology school at the AFIP and learned everything I needed
to do my registry BEFORE I applied to sit for the exam.  I am only saying
that DURING the exam is not the time to learn basic skills and knowledge
(like troubleshooting a simple stain). The practical exam part of the test
is not just the performance of the stain but is also a test to see if you
have the skills and knowledge to make it work right.  As far as finding a
registered histotech I would rather properly train my own than hire someone
I thought knew what they were doing because they had an HT after their name.

-----Original Message-----
From: Malik, Deborah [mailto:Deborah.Malik@RoswellPark.org]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 10:44 AM
To: 'Charles.Embrey'
Subject: RE: Trichome Stain for registery


So, I gather you learned everything on your own without the help of others.
It doesn't sound like she's asking anyone to do the stain for her. Good luck
trying to find a registered histotech in the next five to ten years, you
must have many in Illinois!

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles.Embrey [mailto:Charles.Embrey@carle.com]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 11:20 AM
To: 'Malik, Deborah'
Cc: 'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'
Subject: RE: Trichome Stain for registery


But isn't it a practical examination.  I stress the word examination.  The
purpose of an Examination is not to "gain information and consider advice
from fellow professionals in our field".  It's purpose is to demonstrate
that you possess the basic skill necessary to perform the job in the field.
Sorry, the honor system that applied when I took my registry demanded that
the final product be my work alone and not a collaborative effort of the
histonet.  Any registered histotech I hire should know the basics of the
job.
Charles R. Embrey Jr., PA(AAPA), HT(ASCP)
Histology Manager
Carle Clinic
Urbana, IL


-----Original Message-----
From: Malik, Deborah [mailto:Deborah.Malik@RoswellPark.org]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 9:58 AM
To: 'Charles.Embrey'
Subject: RE: Trichome Stain for registery


I thought the purpose of Histonet is to gain information and consider advice
from fellow professionals in our field, not to be the judge of somebody's
ability to become certified. After all, the field is changing. Special
stains have taken the back burner to IHC in many instances. We need to
encourage those who are interested in cerification. There aren't many
Histotechs left as you know...

Deborah Ann Malik, MS
AP Supervisor
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

-----Original Message-----
From: Charles.Embrey [mailto:Charles.Embrey@carle.com]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 10:11 AM
To: 'histonet@pathology.swmed.edu'
Subject: FW: Trichome Stain for registery




-----Original Message-----
From: Charles.Embrey 
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 8:52 AM
To: 'Sharon E Willman'
Subject: RE: Trichome Stain for registery


I don't mean to sound cold here but isn't figuring out how to fine tune a
special stain part of the reason the applicant is being tested for the
registry?  If they have trouble doing a simple trichrome maybe they should
postpone HT certification.
Chuck

-----Original Message-----
From: Sharon E Willman [mailto:sharon.willman@bms.com]
Sent: Friday, August 09, 2002 7:50 AM
To: histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
Subject: Trichome Stain for registery


Hi,
We have someone taking the registry and they are having trouble
getting it the way it should be.  It seems it is really staining
a dark blue.  Any suggestions?  He is trying different times, but
it is still not doing what it should.  Any help would be most
appreciated..

Thanks,

Sharon



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