RE: [Histonet] Histotechs

From:"Joyce Cline"

We do between 150 to 200 blocks M-F. Starting shift is 6:00am, ending
shift 4:30pm. 
Stain - 1 tech               
Sp.St - 1 tech
Embedding - 1 tech, Coverslips and cuts when through embedding

Microtomy - 3 techs that also cover all the other benches.          
Techs are 3 full time and 1 part time. I have an accessioning assistant
that handles all specimens and standing with the pathologist. Bench
assignments vary each week. IHC is done by machine. Specials are 3/4 by
machine and 1/4 by hand. We cover slip by hand, H&E by machine. We also
do two microwave runs a day. We also recycle. I work the bench to cover
personnel shortages.
(which is quite often since we have all worked here a long time!)
We have 4 pathologists and average around 70,000 slides a year.

Subject: [Histonet] Histotechs

Hi there!!

 Would like to know how many technicians each of you have working on:

	- stain
	- special stain
	- embedding
	- microtomy

	We have almost 500 blocks each day, 400 on autotech routine and
on microwave routine. We do have 10 technicians that alternates on
(4), embedding (3), stain (1), slides ordenation (1) special stain (same
embedding) and block´s archivation (same on microtomy) and one
technician on
imunohistochemmistry (that occurs twice a week).

	We work every day from 7h00 AM to 4h30 PM for 5 pathologists.

 	We have seen labs that has more blocks than us and less
technicians.. I do really want to understand how they do that!

Tks a lot!!

 Ms. Kátia Catunda
+55 12 3203-0612 (direto)
+55 12 3203-0633 (PABX)

-----Mensagem original-----
[] Em nome de Ms. Kátia
Cristina Catunda
Enviada em: sexta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2007 09:28
Para: 'Kinsley, David';
Assunto: RES: [Histonet] changing processor reagents


	Here we have a routine of approximately 450 blocks each day and
three tissue processors. 
	We do change the last alcohol and xylene of the carroussel every
single day (since the processor has been used). Once a week we change
one of
the two waxes.

Hope it helps

 Ms. Kátia Catunda
+55 12 3203-0612 (direto)
+55 12 3203-0633 (PABX)

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