There are days my hands are in the cryostat the entire day. I have
problems with my pinkie finger getting so cold it hurts. What I have
done to offset this is, first I cut one finger out of a cotton glove we
use for getting into the walkin and I put that on my pinkie. Then I put
on a nylon liner, (from Fisher) and then the nitrile glove.
It does seem to help. I can get through 3 to 4 hours before I have to
take a break.
Hope it helps as silly as it sounds!
Deanna Snider HT ASCP
Shriners Hospital for Children
Date: Tue, 20 Nov 2007 19:49:17 -0500
Subject: [Histonet] How to keep cryostating without getting frostbite?
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Are there any tricks on how to keep your fingers from getting frostbite
while doing cryostat sectioning for 8 hours a day? My poor techs who
been cutting frozen sections for several straight days now are starting
complain about these inhumane conditions! Do all of you MOHS techs have
bleeding, chapped hands and numb fingertips?
Thank you in advance for any suggestions and Happy Thanksgiving to all!
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