Re: [Histonet] trend/workload tracking

From:"Lee & Peggy Wenk"

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 is theirs.
COVERSLIPPING: If you stain it,  you coverslip it - that might be the easiest, if possible.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
From: Noreen Gilman
Sent: Wednesday, November 12, 2003 4:33 PM
Subject: [Histonet] trend/workload tracking

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
Histopathology Supervisor
Broward General Medical Center
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
954.355.4358 Phone
954.355.4139 Fax
954.387.0213 Pager

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