Re: [Histonet] trend/workload tracking
EMBEDDING: We used to cut up colored paper, 2-3 mm square,
and put it in the top of the cassette after filling it with paraffin during
embedding. Each of us had a different color. That way, we knew who embedded
which cassette, in case there was a problem.
SECTIONING: Everyone initialed the slides they sectioned.
Since the paper label covered it up, we just looked at the back of the slide,
and viewed the initials in reverse.
H&E: Any chance - whoever cuts the case, stains the
case? That's what we did.
SPECIAL STAINS: Each one has a sheet of paper, and lists
the case numbers they stain. Or there is one central sheet, and the case number
gets written down, along with the name of the stain, and they initial which case
COVERSLIPPING: If you stain it, you coverslip it -
that might be the easiest, if possible.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
Royal Oak, MI 48073
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Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:33
Subject: [Histonet] trend/workload
I need some suggestions from you good folk. How do you identify what tech
does what jobs? For example, I have two tech's who work overnight in our
lab. I want to find out who cuts which cases, who stains H & E's, which
special stains each does, etc. As it is now, they know what needs to be done
and they get it done, but sometimes the finished slides are not of the best
quality, and my doc's want to know who does what. I thought of a form where
they list the cases they cut, stain, coverslip, etc, but I'd like some
feedback from what the rest of the histo world is doing.
Noreen Gilman, BS, HT (ASCP) QIHC
General Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
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