RE: PATIENT NAMES ON SLIDES
|From:||"Weems, Joyce" <JWEEMS@sjha.org>|
Our computer system prints names and numbers on the slide. It is a good way
to double check.
Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta
From: Lee & Peggy Wenk [SMTP:email@example.com]
Sent: Friday, February 23, 2001 5:40 AM
Subject: PATIENT NAMES ON SLIDES
Hearing of a trend of printing the patient's names along with their
number on the slide label , and want to know Hectometer's opinion.
I've been in the field 20+ years. In all that time, I've been told
with ONLYsurgical numbers, not names, once the tissue has been
1. Less likely to confuse numbers than names, especially if two
come down with the same or similar numbers.
Now, I'm hearing (and seeing) patients' names being printed on the
label, along with the surgical number, institution name, and stain
I've been told this is part of QC in many places, to make certain
name and the surgical number correlate when the pathologists are
their findings, or when slides are being sent out for consultation
or at the
request of the patient.
Anyone out there printing the names on the slides?
Has there been any comments about confidentiality?
Thanks in advance for your input.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
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