Re: Mamatone breast biopsy with calcifications

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Steve Machin UK replies

Dear AJMixon

I am very sorry to hear of your plight.
WHAT! just two workers for all that work! And down to one during
How on Earth can you be expected to cope.
This is very important and exacting work you are doing; you must be
feeling a lot of stress.
I hope some other labs in your part of the world can give you an idea
of appropriate staffing levels.
AJ, could you let us know details of your location, type of specimens
and complete staffing profile?  This will help us to determine proper
staffing structure.

Come on Histonetters can somebody help them please.

I'm not sure which national standards of staffing levels apply to you
but I'm sure others here can help you out on this.

If you don't get support from you head of department or employer then
leave and drop them in the s**t.

Keep your chin up.
Steve Machin UK

--- anatomic pathology <> wrote: > Thank you
everyone for your words of advice and encouragement.  I am
> preparing a memo of the suggestions that were given to present to
> the 
> pathologists and am sure that we can work out some better solution
> to our 
> problem.  My next question on this subject is how do you handle the
> extra 
> cost and work involved? There are only 2 people in this department.
>  We are 
> cutting over 7000 cases per year and also handle a heavy cytology,
> nongyn, 
> load with assisting in these procedures.  Often one person is
> working 
> alone,with vacations ,etc.  It is not uncommon to end up with 20 or
> more 
> slides on 2 blocks.  and to spend the morning recutting blocks. 
> Also how do 
> you charge for these cases?  Who pays for the continuing x-rays
> done on 
> these blocks? Also all methods of decalcification are not an option
> with 
> this group, for these.  We just use disposable knives and be as
> careful as 
> possible.  Didn't intend to be so long winded.  Thanks again 
> AJMixon
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