[Histonet] mislabeling of slides and blocks

Mahoney,Janice A Janice.Mahoney <@t> alegent.org
Fri Oct 8 11:40:37 CDT 2010

I'd be happy to share mine but it is very strict.  People are given a final written warning for the first mislabel not caught in the department and can be fired for the second within a year.
I highly suggest the Ventana Vantage (there are others but in my opinion Vantage is the best) bar code system for patient safety.  It also relieves the stress on your Histo techs because the bar coding helps them assure they have the correct slide, block, etc.  Techs are hard to find and if we start firing for inevitable human error we will cause even more tech shortages.
When you look at all the costs that a mislabel can incur, (law suits, replacing personnel, rework, etc.) the cost of the software is not too bad.
Janice Mahoney HT(ASCP)
Histology/Cytology Coordinator
Alegent Health Laboratory
4955 F Street
Omaha, NE
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Subject: [Histonet] mislabeling of slides and blocks

Hello everyone,

I was wondering if you could share your policy for employee infractions of mislabeling blocks and slides? I would like to get an idea of what the standard is out there.  Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you

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