Re: Cut off times

From:anita dudley <>

1. Our case load is just over 10,000
2. The Processor is started after gross and sits until I think about 6:30 or 
7:00 pm.
3. This is a really good question, we try to end gross around 5:30, but that 
does not always happen, we have trouble getting the path to come to the 
gross room.  We do not have a P.A. and we assist with gross.  It is a 
problems most of the time.
4. Yes
5. Not always, the pathologist is trying to get the case out but it is 
sometimes not fixed enough and therefore they complain about the slides.
6. We have just stopped working on Sats. It was just getting too much with 
our work load and number of techs.  There are three of us and one would be 
off during the week, which was hard. Plus the one who worked the Sat. would 
have just sunday off then back for 5 very busy days. I feel like we all need 
2 days to recoup. from the week.

Hope this has been some help,   Anita Dudley
                                Providence Hosp.
                                Mobile, al
>From: "Weems, Joyce" <>
>To: 'Histonet' <>
>Subject: Cut off times
>Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2001 16:38:10 -0500
>I know we've discussed this in the past, but just to be current, I'd like 
>go there again.
>Would those in the South-East please be sure to respond?
>And everyone else too!
>A tiny survey -
>1.	How big is your case load?
>2.	What is cut-off time for starting processors?
>3.	What is cut-off time for ending gross?
>4.	Do you let fresh specimens fix adequately before decal?
>5.	Do you let fresh specimens fix adequately before processing?
>6.	Do you still work Saturdays?
>(Can you tell I'm trying to make some very difficult changes?)
>Thanks for your help. J:>)
>Joyce Weems
>Pathology Manager
>Saint Joseph's Hospital of Atlanta

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