[Histonet] RE: Two identifiers...

Pratt, Caroline Caroline.Pratt <@t> uphs.upenn.edu
Thu Aug 16 08:46:54 CDT 2012

It doesn't meet criteria for TJC, we used that for years and it was acceptable until our last survey.  We were written up for it and had to send labeling instructions to all of our submitting clinicians and conduct bottle audits to evidence that 90% of all bottles had patient full name (last and first), DOB and site along with the accession number.  It is a tremendous ongoing effort, but we are there now. 

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Subject: Re: [Histonet] RE: Two identifiers...

We do the same as Pam with the patient name and case number

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"Marcum, Pamela A" <PAMarcum <@t> uams.edu> wrote:

>We use the specimen or accessioning number and the patient name as the two identifiers and that seems to meet the criteria.  We use the Thermo cassette writer and it transfers the information to the slides.
>Pam Marcum
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>Hello all,
>For those of you using cassette and slide labelers....
>Does your system permit you to print the accession number, patient name, and  DOB on the face of the cassette?  Are you using the specimen number and name as your two identifiers?
>Tom McNemar, HT(ASCP)
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