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From:Rob Geske <>
To:sharon lang <>,,
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i would not characterize the request as "stupid", but rather cautious.
personally, i would prefer to know there is a problem on sunday, so that i
might be able to address the situation before a boatload of frozens on
monday morning with no cryostat.  unless you are an isolated laboratory, i
would expect that someone from the around-the-clock staffed clinical lab
could easily check the temperature.  just write an SOP about how to document
the temp. on weekends and holidays and what to do if the temp is out of
range.  if the pathologist finds this documentation critical, i would expect
he will support you..... provide him options.  it makes more sense to have
someone who is there anyway to do it as opposed to even considering having
someone make a trip in to the lab to record a temp.

-----Original Message-----
From: sharon lang []
Sent: March 22, 2000 9:26 AM
Subject: Re: CAP

I have never heard of such a thing....who does he expect to come in and
check the temperature?  Is he going to come in!  In my 26 years, I have
never heard such a stupid request.  OVERTIME!!!!
The Cutting Edge
Somers, Wisconsin

>From: "Carson, Karla" <>
>To: 'Histonet' <>
>Subject: CAP
>Date: Mon, 20 Mar 2000 10:19:47 -0800
>We are having CAP inspection soon.  In my 30 some years at this I have
>had a problem with the fact that we do not monitor the cryostat
>on Sunday when no one works.  However, I now have a pathologist who insists
>we must record temps 7 days a week?  Has anyone ever had this problem?
>Thanks in advance
>Karla Carson HT/HTL (ASCP)
>Regional Pathology Supervisor
>Mercy Health Care Sacramento
>e-mail <>

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