[Histonet] Cutting standards
lblazek <@t> digestivespecialists.com
Fri Aug 27 09:30:37 CDT 2010
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I agree with the 45 seconds at cutting a block is not a good time measure. I think that if you are including cleaning the edges of the block, facing the block, making a slide for the block etc. then 2 minutes is a good average. I think years and years ago that was what one of the time studies I participated in figured was an average time. However, I don't think timing someone that cutting is a very good practice with all of the variables involved. I think rather than timing someone I would rather, if a tech seems to be very slow, observing why that particular person is significantly slower than others and see if there is a way to increase their productivity.
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Wow, you time your techs!?! Hard core!!! 45 seconds t=mbed
sounds ok, but 45 seconds to section? What if the tissue need=
little extra care? Some are harder and some are fatty. If I=ly
had 45 seconds to cut a giant hunk of breast that would be alot of pr essure!!! Just remember crap in crap out...sometimes you have to
take=ittle longer to do it right with one try instead of taking
extra time t=o something you rushed again. Just my two cents?
<=v>Happy Friday everyone...margaritas after work!!!
Sarah Goebel, B.A., HT=SCP)
XBiotech USA Inc.
8201 East Riverside Dr. Bldg 4 Suite 100
Austin, Tex= 78744
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Subject: [Histonet] Cutting standards
From: <histotech <@t> imagesb=opper.com>
Date: Fri, August 27, 2010 6:50 am
To: <histonet <@t> lists=tsouthwestern.edu>
I know this question has been asked before ... Can anyone share with
they are actually using as a cutting/embedding standard for your
instance, how many seconds (mins?) do you allow for embedding a block?
How many seconds(mins?) do you allow for cutting a block?
For simplicity here, I am looking at the "plop and drop" type
specimens, ie larger specimens that don't require specific orientation and can be
placed<=> in a mold easily. These types of blocks will generally
have one section on one slide. I am trying to find out if the standard I have for my techs
is<=> too tough or too lenient on them. I allow 45 seconds to embed
such a block and another 45 seconds to section that same block.
How does that fit with what you guys are all doing?
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