Re: Productivity

From:Daniel & Linda Botsford <>

Hi Carla,
Sent me your mailing address and I will sent my worksheets for the
Canadian Workload Measurement system. Basically one unit equals one
minute of productive time.

Daniel Botsford,
Windsor, Ontario,Canada

Carla Frenchko wrote:

> Dear Histonetters,
> I realize that this question was just posed not too
> long ago but I missed some of the responses. So, to
> repeat: I need statistics on productivity/workload for
> Histotechs. We average 12-13,000 specimens per year,
> cut on the average 150-200 blocks per day in addition
> to embedding,staining, labelling and distributing
> slides, special stains from 5:30am to 11:00am. One
> tech will embed, stain, label slides while two others
> cut beginning at 6:30 and 7:00am. If one of these
> three people is absent we do have contigent coverage
> if there is advanced notice. We bought three motorized
> microtomes and to do so, gave up one FTE (against my
> better judgement). It is budget time and I need to
> justify an 0.5 FTE to help in the morning. Any
> statistics you are willing to share with me that will
> help me in my mission will be very appreciated. You
> may email me or FAX me at 248-471-8250. Thank you in
> advance for your help and, hopefully, support and
> empathy!
> Sincerely,
> Carla Frenchko
> Manager, APS
> Botsford General Hosp
> Michigan
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