RE: Trichome Stain for registery

From:"Yaskovich, Ruth A (NIDCR)"

Hey what about Murphy's Law and having a case of nerves. What if your a
person that taking a test scares you and makes things worse. Give a kid a
break! Lighten up. Just my opinion!
Ruth

> ----------
> From: 	ander093@tc.umn.edu
> Sent: 	Friday, August 9, 2002 1:27 PM
> To: 	Charles.Embrey@carle.com
> Cc: 	histonet@pathology.swmed.edu
> Subject: 	Re: Trichome Stain for registery
> 
> I agree with Charles. I attended the "School of Kampa" AKA "Waynes World"
> and 
> you'd better believe we were well prepared to take the registry (written
> and 
> practical) upon graduation. He saw to that!! No question....one should
> have the 
> knowledge and parctical skills necessary before applying to sit for the 
> exam.JMHO.
> 
> > 
> > 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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