RE: [Histonet] Safety regs/Pathologists (males only)

From:"Marshall Terry Dr, Consultant Histopathologist"

Bill says:

"It makes more sense to wash ones hands BEFORE going to the john in a surg path lab."

Absolutely. The "Now wash your hands" sign in a urinal has always seemed plain wrong to me.

I get up and shower. I put on clean underpants. My penis is spotless.
I go to work.
After a couple of hours, I go get a pee and put my filthy hands over my nice clean penis.
Now I'm told to wash my hands.
Crazy - I should wash my penis.

Dr Terry L Marshall, B.A.(Law), M.B.,Ch.B.,F.R.C.Path
 Consultant Pathologist
 Rotherham General Hospital
 South Yorkshire

-----Original Message-----
From: Bill Blank []
Sent: 14 May 2004 03:07
Subject: RE: [Histonet] Safety regs/Pathologists

At 11:13 AM +1000 5/14/04, Tony Henwood wrote:
>I can't give you some examples of reg violations because:
>1 	My pathologists (and scientific & Technical staff) aren't allowed to
>break Regs.

This sounds like a power trip to me.

At 11:13 AM +1000 5/14/04, Tony Henwood wrote:
>Can you give examples where the regs are ridiculous and are counter to
>common sense?

Wearing floppy gloves while trying to draw blood or start an IV. They 
provide NO protection and make the likelihood of a fingerstick 

Refusing to give mouth to mouth cause one has not a mouthmask handy

Docs and hospitals refusing to give me patient info necessary to 
interpret a surgical or cytology because of HIPPA craziness.

Telling me to throw away my Coke when I walk into the tab on my way 
to the supervisor's office to review QC. (that'll get you a 1 finger 

Telling me my shoes or dress is inappropriate.

Quoting some rule when I open a smell a specimen container to see if 
it is really in fixative

PAP smear retrospective review on myself.

Telling me I cant carpet or put a rug in my office

Telling me to put one way valves on sinks which are physically 
impossible to draw grey water into water lines.

Posting OSHA regs, hand washing rules... It makes more sense to wash 
ones hands BEFORE going to the john in a surg path lab.

Being forced to sign out a medicaid placenta within 72 hours even if 
it means I have to gross it raw on Thursday.

Bill Blank (Celtic studies and numismatics)
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