Re: [Histonet] Productivity

From:"Jerry Wilson"

Thanks to everyone who replied to this question.  Big help.  I received the
report from NSH today.  Looks very helpful.

Thanks again
Jerry Wilson
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Gayle Callis" 
To: "Jerry Wilson" ; 
Sent: Friday, February 04, 2005 9:34 AM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Productivity

> Jerry,
> 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 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
> >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
> >I understand that everyone is different in the way they perform certain
> >functions, but a general average of what would be expected would be
> >appreciated.
> >
> >Thanks
> >Jerry Wilson
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> Gayle Callis
> Research Histopathology Supervisor
> Veterinary Molecular Biology
> Montana State University - Bozeman
> PO Box 173610
> Bozeman MT 59717-3610
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