[Histonet] Training first time cutters

Bernice Frederick b-frederick <@t> northwestern.edu
Mon Feb 23 11:08:03 CST 2009

It varies in my opinion. Some people take longer to catch on. I think
ability goes along with workload- I cut quickly and accurately whereas
others cut slower and just as accurately. I find I can vary as to tissue
also- it depends on the tech.

Bernice Frederick HTL (ASCP)
Northwestern University
Pathology Core Facility
710 N Fairbanks Court
Olson 8-421
Chicago,IL 60611

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[mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Celebre
Sent: Monday, February 23, 2009 10:09 AM
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Subject: [Histonet] Training first time cutters

> It's been awhile since we've had to train someone to cut from scratch and
I need your help to figure out  two things:
> 1. how long should it take a new cutter to cut 20 blocks, no levels,
nothing fancy, just one H&E per block. 
> 2. what's the average length of training  for the above to be
accomplished? how long is long enough?
> Julia Celebre MLT
> Anatomic Pathology
> Hamilton General Hospital
> 905-527-0271  ext 46179
> email: celebrej <@t> hhsc.ca

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