Workload:Block cutting/per hour(Summary)

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From:Daniel & Linda Botsford <> (by way of histonet)
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1. Blocks per hour (BPH) 20-25 CaseMix (CM) small and large
-rush and priority 3 levels-Bone marrows extra sections and extra time
-require beautiful sections

2. BPH 25-30
-if no interruptions, prewritten slide a tech with a few years service
should easily achieve that quota

3. BPH 40 CM 80% large 20% small

4. BPH 40 CM 80% large 20% small
-levels/single sections ,40 plus blocks if single sections only
-not all sections perfect but generally pretty good.

5. BPH 40-60
-with no interruptions unless cutting serial sections on the small cases

6. BPH 40-50
- 55  blocks if lots of hernias, veins ,tubes and abortions
- two levels per slide for endoscopic, bladder bx, scanty uterine
curettings, small skin lesions
- special stain slides on all gastric and esophageal bx
- bone marrow and lymph nodes at 2 micron- remaining specimens at 3-5
- occasional mild pain in either hand and one scary, one month bout, of
sharp pain in the left (coarse feed) twisting wrist

7. BPH 100-120 (collective rate?) CM 80% large 20% small
-levels included

Thank You for your Responses!

Windsor Regional Hospital,Ontario ,Canada

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