[Histonet] Lab Assistants Embedding

Rathborne, Toni trathborne <@t> somerset-healthcare.com
Fri Jan 21 08:34:26 CST 2011

If you are a CAP inspected lab, be sure to determine if your lab assistants qualify by meeting the guidelines in ANP11610.

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Subject: RE: [Histonet] Lab Assistants Embedding

As long as you are in a state that does not require licensure for Histo techs you are fine.  Just be sure that you have training and competency performed and documented according to CAP.  We have done this successfully in my lab.
Omaha, NE

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Subject: [Histonet] Lab Assistants Embedding

Hello Ever-helpful Histofriends,

  I want to train my lab assistants to embed simple tissues like breast resection specimens, placentas, etc.
My manager feels that this will break some kind of regulations and won't sit well with our doctoral staff.
I feel pretty confident that other Labs are doing this and I'm ready to take up the torch, but I need some data from other hospitals.

Are any of you utilizing your non-HT staff to do these tasks and what hoops did you have to jump through to get approval from the Doctoral staff? In addition, how does CAP look at this?

Thanks for your help, as always,

Angela Bitting, HT(ASCP), QIHC
Technical Specialist, Histology
Geisinger Medical Center
100 N Academy Ave. MC 23-00
Danville, PA 17822
phone  570-214-9634
fax  570-271-5916

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