Re: CEU's in WA State/value of QIHC

From:Margaret Gondo <>

When I checked out the price, I found it costs $90 to take this course. 
$90 for 1 contact hour?  I hope I'm wrong.  It seems like keeping this
QIHC qualification is a bit pricey.  One has to wonder if it is worth
it.  The last salary survey in LabMedicine didn't include a category for
histotechs with this qualification.  In my own experience, I have found
this qualification helps in getting a job, but it really doesn't
translate that well into pay raises.  Anyone else want to comment/share?


Peggy Wenk wrote:
> NSH has a teleconference in Dec. 19, 2001 on IHC. That's 1 CE. Contact NSH at 301-262-6221, or go to their web page at, click on education,
> "Troubleshooting Pre-Treatment Mechanisms for Immunohistochemistry"
> Proper pre-treatment of specimens is important to ensure optimal conditions for immunohistochemistry staining. This teleconference will discuss proper fixation processing, sectioning, drying, digestions, HIER and control slides as well as troubleshooting methods to determine if the "staining" problem is actually due to a pre-treatment method.
>    Presenter: Jaime Koob, HTL(ASCP)
>    Mount Carmel Medical Center
>    Columbus, Ohio
> Hope that helps.
> ***************************************
> Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)
> Schools of Histotechnology
> Anatomic Pathology, 100RO
> William Beaumont Hospital
> 3601 W. 13 Mile Road
> Royal Oak, MI 48073-6769
> 248/551-9079 Work
> 248/551-9054 Fax
> >>> <> 03/08/01 11:41AM >>>
> This person lives in Washington State and is looking for CEU opportunities
> to fill her Q!HC requirments.  Please let her know about any meetings coming
> up.
> Patsy Ruegg
> -----Original Message-----
> From: []
> Sent: Thursday, February 22, 2001 4:51 PM
> To:
> Subject: education
> I am looking for good CEU credits for my IHC certification.  I feel that
> this
> an area that is missing when 30 hours of CEU credits are required to keep
> the
> certification.  I am unable to go to out of state meetings and am having a
> hard time finding the resources.                 Thank you
>                               Michele Thorson

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