Re: [Histonet] Re: Dumbing down the practical.
'77 Peggy, had to do both,
>>> 11/06/04 10:15PM >>>
For those who remember doing both an H&E and a special stain on the same
block - any chance this was BEFORE 1980, when I took my registry exam and
started helping students?
In my original response to histonet, my note about ASCP not requiring both
an H&E and a special stain on the same block was in reference to my time
I have heard from others, who took their exams in say the 1960's, that did
have to do both.
Peggy A. Wenk, HTL(ASCP)SLS
William Beaumont Hospital
Royal Oak, MI 48073
----- Original Message -----
From: "LuAnn Anderson"
To: "Susan Owens" ; "Histonet"
Sent: Friday, November 05, 2004 2:52 PM
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Re: Dumbing down the practical.
> I also remember being required to do specials and H&E's on the same
> If it turned out to be a bad section/sections--or bad tissue--it was back
> to the drawing board!! Recuts or new tissue were then in order!! AND, not
> to date myself, but everything was done by hand with the exception of
> processing!! I too,believe that it is important have that "hands on" know
> how for troubleshooting purposes. JMHO.
> At 01:12 PM 11/5/04, Susan Owens wrote:
> > >1. In all those years, there has never been a time that both the H&E
> > >special stain has been requested on the same tissue. That would be
> > >penalizing someone if they had a bad tissue.
> >Well I don't agree. It's been a few years, but I seem to remember that I
> >special stains and H&E on select blocks when I took the exam(in 1964)..
> >this thing about a 'double penalizing someone' for a bad tissue...Well
> >should not of used 'bad tissue' to begin with. And if they didn't know
> >tissue was 'bad' then they shouldn't of been taking the exam.
> >I believe there are too many new faces in histoland that think they know
> >all and in truth they don't have a clue.
> >ex: 1. A year or two ago I asked someone to make up a % solution of
> >something(I don't remember what)..I was told they didn't know how. I
> >'how could you not know,you have your HT?' They answered "that they
> >need to know, where they worked before they purchased everything."
> > 2. This year someone I know was taking the practical. According to
> >them they were having a problem getting one of the special stains to
> >SO, after several tries, they just put it on the auto stainer then sent
> >in with all the other slides.
> >What did this person learn? NOTHING
> >And what did ASCP learn? NOTHING (Do they understand they are handing
> >HT's to some people who don't know how to do the work?)
> >These are just two examples, I could list allot more....But my blood
> >pressure would go wild.
> >Just keep smiling.
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