Re: Tissue Processor Alarms

From:Roger Moretz <>

Rather than re-write it, I'll just second Vicki's

Roger Moretz, Ph.D.
Dept of Toxicology
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals

--- Vicki Gauch <> wrote:
> Peter,
>  We have external alarms on all of our processors as
> well as our -70 freezer.  We have a tech on call at
> all times and those alarms have saved us more times
> than I care to mention.  Since we are notified of
> any fault in the processors, we can then come in,
> assess the situation and move the tissues to another
> processor if need be...thus saving our TAT on those
> cases which would otherwise have to be processed the
> following day or on Monday in the case of a weekend
> problem.  It has also allowed us to have the
> processors looked at on off hours so the repair
> process could be initiated rather than having to
> wait until the following work day.  I am very much
> in favor of the alarms.....having worked both with
> and without them....they can make all the difference
> in the world...
> Have a great day,
>  Vicki
> Albany Medical Center
> >>> "Rippstein, Peter"
> <> 02/06/01 09:52AM
> >>>
> Histoneters,
> I would like to get a general consensus on the
> merits of external alarms on
> tissue processors which would alert staff in case of
> an error during the
> night or on weekends.
> Thanking you in advance, 
> Peter Rippstein, ART
> Charge Technologist
> Anatomical Pathology
> The Ottawa Hospital, Civic Campus
> Ph: 798-5555 ext 16589
> Fax: 761-4846
> email: 

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