[Histonet] cut resistant gloves

Charles.Embrey Charles.Embrey <@t> carle.com
Tue Nov 7 11:56:07 CST 2006

Cuts in the grossing room are a fairly common occurrence especially with
less experienced personnel and sometime with veterans who become
overconfident.  I nick myself at least once every other year or so when
I get in a hurry.  Infection risk is low as long as you're cutting fixed
tissues.  I have, at times, worn cut resistant gloves when doing autopsy
but I couldn't gross in them.  A lot of my grossing involving large
specimens requires for me to feel the lesions or tissue structures and
the tactile quality of cut resistant gloves is non-existent. The danger
of missing a lesion outweighs the risk of me cutting myself.
Charles Embrey, Jr. PA(ASCP)
Carle Clinic

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Terri
Sent: Tuesday, November 07, 2006 11:28 AM
To: Histonet (E-mail)
Subject: [Histonet] cut resistant gloves

Hi Histonetters - 
We recently had a serious cut in the grossing room.  Does anyone require
their personnel to wear cut-resistant liners?  If so, for what duties?
Do the pathologists routinely wear them?  Any other thoughts or comments
on the topic are welcome. 
 Thanks, Terri

Terri L. Braud, HT(ASCP)
Anatomic Pathology Supv.
Laboratory, Holy Redeemer Hospital
1648 Huntingdon Pike
Meadowbrook, PA 19046
(215) 938-3689


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