RE: [Histonet] Log for specimens

From:"Bonnie Whitaker"

One thing that comes to mind as a possibility (I still use paper) is colored
glass beads dropped in the cassette (such as red=2, blue =3, green=4, etc.)
I use that system to alert the embedding tech(s) for any special
instructions on a cassette now.


-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Dawn Cowie
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2007 5:32 AM
To: Tom McNemar; Marcia Funk;
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Log for specimens

We have the PA's write on the side of the cassette the number of pieces that
are in the cassette. This is especially helpful if the pieces are very
small, you know when you open the cassette how many pieces you are looking
for. We have an exception log that we write in if there are missing pieces
at embedding. This saves time from having to stop and check a paper log for
each cassette.

Tom McNemar  wrote:
  We have a small form (1/2 sheet) that is carboned for multiple copies. The
grossing person just writes any special instructions (embedding, stains,
etc.) on it. We then have have it for embedding and a copy for each cutter.
Works very well.Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP) Histology Co-ordinator Licking
Memorial Health Systems
(740) 348-4163
(740) 348-4166

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Marcia Funk
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2007 5:54 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Log for specimens

With the new technology -paper no more- how are most labs documenting to the
embedding staff how many specimens should be in the cassette to embed. For
example there are three small biopsy in the bag to embed and all need to be
accounted for when they are being embedding. With the old embedding log it
was hand written by clerk or PA now there are times that the gross
description is not available at the time of embedding. The PA could write on
the side of the cassette but I was interested in how other folks are
following through. 

Thanks to all for your help I know we are all so busy but it is so helpful
to have great 
information and knowledge from our Histo folks for all of us that have been
around since, well you know.


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