Re: [Histonet] ASCP - lots of questions!!!
>From what I read, those newly registered will be required to have CEUs in
order to renew their registry with the ASCP. I have not ready anything that
is going to require those that have been registered to acquire CEUs. I have
thought that eventually we will all be required to have the CEUs in order to
renew membership. Why did the ASCP not do that?
I think it is a good idea. But what will happen if one does not renew
their registry? What kind of regulations are going to require that the
histologists renew their membership? How are they going to enforce this? And if
it turns out that this will be required of all of us ... what is to keep
labs from hiring unregistered (unrenewed membership). Is this really going to
amount to anymore then a pile of beans? It would be nice if it did.
As it is, there are some pathologists that feel a monkey can crank that
microtome. No respect for our professions. This is really a true
statement. Here in the state of Louisiana when Licensure came up for medical
professionals, we were not included. Intentionally not included. Not just an
oversight. Manicurist and hair dressers here are licensed, but not the
And some of this disrespect has been earned! It has taken so long for us to
accept the fact that we need college. How many of us out there can say that
we have kept up with new technology in our field? If you are a member of
this histonet server and an NSH member you most likely have taken those giant
steps forward. Think of all the folks you know in histology that think they
know it all and yet you would not want them in your lab! Maybe if we do this
and bit that bullet, get our education (four years of college) and CEUs CLIA
might recognize us! CLIA might just realize that we are a professional group
that can do "complicated" tests, such as flow, fish and probes. If they
knew how complicated immunohistochemistry is, they just might take that away
from us too! If they knew that we are the professionals that make that final
diagnosis they might not let us work in the lab! They can do all the blood
work and do all kinds of tests.... but they still need us!
My apologies,if I have offended anyone. My cage just got rattled and I
just can't be quiet anymore.
Pearl, from Louisiana
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