RE: [Histonet] blood-borne infections and the cryostat.#[Scanned]

From:"Weems, Joyce"

How can you be sure that the material is not infective? Universal precautions should prevail. If you are CAP approved, they recommend weekly cleaning/disinfecting if the cryostat is used daily. site has the info.Good luck! JoyceJoyce WeemsPathology ManagerSaint Joseph's Hospital 5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NEAtlanta, GA 30342404-851-7376 - Phone404-851-7831 - Fax-----Original Message-----From:[]On Behalf Of DavidRushworthSent: Wednesday, October 20, 2004 8:59 AMTo: histonet@pathology.swmed.eduSubject: [Histonet] blood-borne infections and the cryostat.#[Scanned]Our SOP states that frozen sections on tissue from patients with blood-borneinfections etc. should not be done. This has been custom and practice for aslong as I've worked here. After various phone calls to surrounding labs thisappears to be their custom as well. After looking through the current HSESafe working and prevention book 119 states that you decontaminate thecryostat if contaminated with infective material. My question, are there anynew guidelines out there that I've missed? Or do I stick with refusing to dothem. P.S. cryostat not in CL3 room. Hopefully some info. could help me outof a situation!! Thank in anticipation. Dave.  _______________________________________________Histonet mailing listHistonet@lists.utsouthwestern.edu Notice ** The information contained in this message may be privileged and is confidential information intended for the use of the addressee listed above. If you are neither the intended recipient nor the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution or the taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly prohibited. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by replying to the message and deleting it from your computer.Thank you. Saint Josephs Health System, Inc.

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