Re: [Histonet] Workloads vs Hiso staffing
|From:||"Katia Cristina Catunda" |
We do have a great interest on that question either. My supervisor sent me
an FAQ he got on CAP telling that the ideal workload would be 50 H/E slides
http://www.cap.org/apps/docs/cap_today/q_and_a/qa_1102.html - answered by
Richard W. Brown, MD
In our lab we do have 12 histotechnicians with a routine that is about 470
blocks (for 1/3 of them we generate two slides, one for HE and one for H.
pilory) and 600 citological slides per day. They alternate their function
- embedding - 3 of them
- microtomy 4 of them
- staining/mounting and organizing slides - 2 of them
- specific staining -the same of embedding
- archiving blocks - the same of staining
- citology routine - 2 of them
- one is allways on vacation
- immunohistochemistry - 2 of them are moved to other room twice a week
I was wondering which is the best way to determinate their workload in order
to analyse if we have too many or too less employees. My personal opinion is
that 50 H/E slides per employee would be very hard-working and out of our
Does anybody has any idea?
But all of these informations are international since we are from Brazil...
----- Original Message -----
From: "Maray Weirauch"
Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 3:44 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Workloads vs Hiso staffing
> ** PRIVATE **
> Our hospital is conducting an analysis of laboratory workload, workflow
> and staffing. This will include Histology as well, and we are being
> asked for input with any national benchmarks available for surgical
> histology tasks (i.e. average number cases accessioned, blocks embedded,
> slides cut../some type of time unit) Does anyone know of some realistic
> published values or ranges? Thanks!
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