I agree! What has room humidity got to do with anything in histology
including Mohs. It might affect peoples sensibilities when the inspector
arrives and hassles them about humidity!
I remember a CAP inspector berate our microbiology supervisor at a summation
meeting because he found one temperature log with a missing day out of a
whole year! We all knew our microbiology department was one of the best in
the state. The state had recently designated them as the primary TB testing
lab for the whole state!
Too bad there is not some review of requirements for thing like
certification of timers.
Thanks for listening to my 2 cents worth!
Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
& Mohs Lab Staffing
2507 S. Manito Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99203
Web: www.mohshistogyconsulting.com & www.mohslabstaffing.com
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Elizabeth M
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 12:04 PM
Subject: [Histonet] Re: Inspectors/ CAP JCAHO CLIA
This whole thread really makes me wonder...does anyone have common sense
anymore? Are these 'inspectors' just looking to ding the labs so that
they look better to their superiors? Where is it going to stop? Next
they'll want the temp ranges of the refrigerators each time the door is
opened. What does the air temp and humidity really have to do with the
quality of the service being provided? Do these minscule details make
one lab better than another? I think not. You can become so caught up
in these inspections that you make more mistakes regarding the patients'
details. I think they are missing the point! It is just another check
off on the list for the paper pushers. I am really glad I do not work
in a hospital/ clinical setting. To all my fellow histonetters in these
settings; my hat is off to you, for being able to perform your duties
well, and deal with all the BS surrounding inspections you deserve a lot
more than what the average salary is.
I feel for you all!!!
Tom McNemar wrote:
>I had a JCAHO inspector tell me about 6 years ago that I should have the
temperature ranges on the charts but have never had anyone suggest the
>Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
>Licking Memorial Health Systems
>[mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]On Behalf Of
>Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:09 PM
>Subject: [Histonet] Re: Histonet Digest, Vol 52, Issue 30
>I think this is interesting because I am hearing more and more that CLIA
>inspectors are requiring these ranges on the chart. Is anyone else having
>CLIA inspectors ding them about operational humidity and temperature ranges
>on temperature charts? Some CLIA inspectors require room temperatures to be
>recorded as well. Everyone's input would be appreciated. Thanks.
>Mickie Johnson, B.S., HTL(ASCP)
>Mohs Histology Consulting Services, LLC
> & Mohs Lab Staffing
>2507 S. Manito Blvd.
>Spokane, WA 99203
>We do this monitoring for flow cytometry, there is a question for temp and
>humidy for CAP so we record this daily, with a monitor that records the
>temp 3x's./ day and the humidity. You can set the monitoring times for any
>interval you need. Then I download this monthly as part of the qc.
>Andrea J Weiss BST CT (ASCP)
>609 653 3577 Ext 4907
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