Tissue Processor Alarms -Reply

From:Tony Henwood <AnthonyH@chw.edu.au>

We have our processors as well as our -70oC Freezer on an external
alarm, attached to a pager that staff on call keep with them.
Being a Childrens Hospital, we often have smaller biopsies to process as
well as little chance of having them recollected. There is also a time
factor where a delay of 6-8hrs would cause more distress for a child
then for an adult. 

We can't really afford delay or a possibility of losing these biopsies. The
Pager helps to maintain at least some peace of mind.

Tony Henwood JP, BappSc, GradDipSysAnalys, CT(ASC)
Laboratory Manager
The Children's Hospital Westmead,
Locked Bag 4001, Westmead, Australia, 2145
Tel: (02) 9845 3306
Fax: (02) 9845 3318

>>> "Rippstein, Peter" <prippstein@ottawahospital.on.ca>
7/February/2001 12:52am >>>

I would like to get a general consensus on the merits of external alarms
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: prippstein@ottawahospital.on.ca

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