Re: [Histonet] Wearing gloves while cutting sections

From:"Joe Nocito"

thank you. Enjoy the weekend

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Janice Mahoney" 
To: ; 
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2006 6:52 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Wearing gloves while cutting sections


I've been in this field for over 30 years and have never heard of Hank 
solution.  Do I want to drink it?
And Joe, if anyone out there in Histoland ever questioned whether or not you 
are a nut, they now know.

>>> "Rebecca Barnhart"  08/25/2006 6:45 AM >>>
Wow!  I thought it was weird when I once witnessed a pathologist drink
Hank solution to determine if it was similar to a drink.  Of course the
Hank was fresh.  That experience explained a lot about that pathologist.


>>> "Joe Nocito"  8/24/2006 7:42:04 PM >>>
Lick the block!? Damn, I thought I was the only one doing that. I used
to do
that with Pap smears.
"This one is negative, negative, negative, positive, negative, oooh,
this
has HPV".

Y'all didn't think I'd let this go by without a comment, did you?

I love Fridays!!! Ooops, it's only Thursday.

Joe Nocito BS, HT(ASCP)QIHC
Histology Manager
Pathology Reference Lab
San Antonio, TX

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rene J Buesa" 
To: "LeVier, Rebecca J" ; "Scott,
Allison D"
; 
Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:21 PM
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Wearing gloves while cutting sections


> Rebecca:
>  I think that you should expalin your thoughtful and illustrious
commettee
> that once the tissue is fixed and processed (unless it is KJ disease
case)
> you can lick the block.
>  By the way, I once did just that in front of the safety officer of
our
> lab (she left me alone for ever. I still don't know if she left me
alone
> because she was convinced or because she thought that I was
completely out
> of my mind; it worked!).
>  René J.
>
> "LeVier, Rebecca J"  wrote:
>  I am not sure that the committee fully understood what the process
was.
> Could they have been looking at the wrong thing. Did they really mean
to
> site for this or were they just having a misunderstanding? If it
were
> me, I would try to get together with them to talk. For me, it is
almost
> impossible for me to grab a ribbon with gloves on.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> [mailto:histonet-bounces@lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of
Scott,
> Allison D
> Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 3:07 PM
> To: histonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu
> Subject: [Histonet] Wearing gloves while cutting sections
>
> While I was on vaction, the safety committee came around and did
rounds
> in the lab. They sited us for not wearing gloves while cutting
> sections. My techs tried to explain to them that we did not have to
> wear gloves, only when cutting frozen sections or while handling
fresh
> tissue. I have never worn gloves while cutting paraffin sections.
Now
> my manager wants me to write a policy in regards to not wearing
gloves.
> Does anyone have anything like this in place that they would be
willing
> to share with me. Your help would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Allison Scott HT(ASCP)
> Histology Supervisor
> LBJ Hospital
> Houston, Texas 77026
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