RE: [Histonet] Tracking Floaters

From:"Fischer, R. B"

    We track our floaters thru a daily communication log that we send with the slides to our pathologists. This log reviews the quality of the H&E stain,recuts, labeling errors, floaters, quality of special stains, as well as immunos,microtomy, blocks to reprocess, recuts for QA, and any other comments the pathologist may have. This sheet is returned to us the following morning. If there are any floaters noted, the Dr. will return these also for our review. We know who cut the slides since we initial all the slides we cut. At the end of the month many of these subjects are tallied in a quality assurance summary report as well as a performance management report. 

R.Brian Fischer
Histology Lead Tech
Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula
PO Box HH Monterey Ca. 93942
Fax: 831-6583683

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Schaundra Walton
Sent: Thursday, July 10, 2008 9:04 AM
To: Histonet
Subject: [Histonet] Tracking Floaters

Hi Netters!
I'm curious how do other labs track floaters on slides?  I'd like to do QI regarding this topic and I'm curious what other people are doing.  How are you tracking which tech, location of contamination, resolution, etc.?
Schaundra Walton BS, HTL(ASCP)
Histology Supervisor
Swedish American Hospital
Rockford, IL

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