RE: [Histonet] Protect fingers during Microtomy

From:"Horn, Hazel V"

I've had stitches twice.  Once 34 years ago, I rolled my thumb between
the block and the blade. (from rolling my thumb over the block to warm
it a bit as I was turning the wheel of the microtome.....didn't do that
anymore!!)   And once 21 years ago when I was 9 months pregnant I
slashed my little finger on the end of the blade...

Hazel Horn
Hazel Horn, HT/HTL (ASCP)
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Arkansas Children's Hospital
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-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Victor
Sent: Monday, October 27, 2008 3:50 PM
To: Jackie M O'Connor
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Protect fingers during Microtomy

Yes, nicked the corner of a steel blade reaching for slide. This was 
back in 78 or 79. It was a Saturday, working by myself and I had to wait

for 3 hours in the ER. No preferential treatment for employees in a 
county hospital.


Victor Tobias
Clinical Applications Analyst
University of Washington Medical Center
Dept of Pathology Room BB220
1959 NE Pacific
Seattle, WA 98195
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Jackie M O'Connor wrote:
> OK - time to poll - who has had sutures from microtomy?  Me!    23
> ago - 8 months pregnant, and not paying attention to what I was doing.
> yeah, and one other time, I cut off the tip of my finger beta testing
> microtome safety invention from EHS.
> Peter Carroll  
> Sent by:
> 10/27/2008 03:17 PM
> To
> cc
> Subject
> Re: [Histonet] Protect fingers during Microtomy
>  > I am looking some think (like gloves)to protect the fingers during 
> microtomy
> No offense, but if you're that prone to injury, I recommend steering 
> clear of microtomes in general ;)
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