Re: formalin

From:Vicki Gauch

 At one time, the O.R. purchased their own formalin but there were incidents of formalin spills by staff . Our Environmental Health and Safety department felt the formalin should "reside" in Pathology. We currently have our frozen section room right in the O.R. so the rooms bring the specimens in fresh and we put the formalin in the containers ourselves.

Vicki Gauch
Albany Medical Center
Albany, NY
>>> Jill Songer  01/16/02 11:17AM >>>
OK- Here's a question for those of you in a clinical setting. Do you supply 
surgery with formalin or is surgery responsible for buying their own stock 
of formalin?

Thanks in advance.

Jill Songer HT (ASCP)
Supervisor, Anatomic Pathology
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Virginia Tech

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