RE: [Histonet] Gloves for Microtomy

From:Derek Papalegis

Although it is not a biohazard risk to cut without gloves on, why would 
you want to? When you think about it, it is pretty gross. Although it is 
fixed, you are dealing with tissues such as cysts, prostate "chips", 
colon biopsies and other nasty tissues. Maybe it a generational thing 
but it seems like the newer histotechs would never think of cutting 
without gloves on. I know that some people claim they cant cut with 
gloves on and that is fine but if why not use gloves if you can. It's 
not a bad idea and it also prevents your hands from getting caked in 

Just my 2 cents.

Douglas D Deltour wrote:
> This whole thing just burns me. I was fuming over this same thing earlier
> this month. The latest edition of advance magazine has a gloved hand with
> someone cutting on the front cover. It also shows another picture of someone
> cutting with gloves. When these photos get into the wrong hands
> (administrators, safety officers, know-it-alls) then it causes nothing but
> problems. I would think that advance magazine would know that these photos
> are unrealistic.  
> Douglas D. Deltour HT(ASCP)
> Histology Manager
> Professional Pathology Services, PC
> One Science Court
> Suite 200
> Columbia, SC 29203
> Office (803)252-1913
> Fax (803)254-3262

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