Re: [Histonet] Productivity
There is a superb publication "A report from the National Society for
Histotechnology Productiviey Task Force", LaFreiniere M, Sheppard B and
Carson F. 27(4):293-295 J Histotechnology Dec 2004. It will answer a lot
of your questions, including times to section blocks etc.
If you have an NSH member or are a member yourself, you will have journal
in hand. If not, you can obtain an electronic copy from NSH, just email
them at email@example.com and request this special report by title, issue.
At 09:36 PM 2/3/2005, you wrote:
>I think this question may have been addressed previously, but could I get
>a general idea from HIsto Tech's that process, embed and section a general
>mix of specimens (hospital surgicals, skins, gi's, etc.) of what volumes
>an individual tech would be expected to complete in one hour?
>For instance: How many blocks could one tech be reasonably expected to
>embed in one hour? How many blocks would one expect to section in one hour?
>I understand that everyone is different in the way they perform certain
>functions, but a general average of what would be expected would be
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