[Histonet] Embedding process improvement and competency assessment

D'Attilio, Shelley SDattili <@t> stormontvail.org
Wed Aug 24 12:55:27 CDT 2011

Hi all,
I'm looking on ways to assess competency on embedding skills.  I am a medical technologist managing histotechnologists, so I don't actually know how to embed anything.  Luckily, I have been able to promote a registered histotech to a front-line supervisor position in the lab and improving our techs' embedding skills, particularly on skins, is a process improvement project for the coming year.

I would love some tips on how you assess competency on this important skill.  Is direct observation the only way, or do you use other techniques in conjunction with direct observation?  Any good resources out there that has lots of photos of actual specimens?  Any ideas for measuring improvement?

Thanks in advance for your help,

Shelley D'Attilio MT(ASCP)
Manager, Chemistry, Cytology and Histology
Dept. of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Stormont-Vail HealthCare
Topeka, Kansas

NEED A DOCTOR?  Stormont-Vail's Health Connections can help you find a doctor accepting new patients.  Call (785) 354-5225.


The information transmitted in this e-mail and in any replies and forwards are for the sole use of the above individual(s) or entities and may contain proprietary, privileged and/or highly confidential information.  Any unauthorized dissemination, review, distribution or copying of these communications is strictly prohibited.  If this e-mail has been transmitted to you in error, please notify and return the original message to the sender immediately at the above listed address.  Thank you for your cooperation.


More information about the Histonet mailing list