[Histonet] RE:Changing dynamics in histotechnology (Jesus Ellin)

Mayer,Toysha N TNMayer <@t> mdanderson.org
Tue Sep 18 12:06:24 CDT 2012

Being in HTL education I truly would love to expose, teach, and train entry level techs in the new and upcoming procedures.  I am willing and ready to embark on this myself to assure my students get a good foundation in these areas, because they are the future.  Alas, we have to remember that programs teach and train what is in Carson's text, because the BOC is based on that.  In order to get the educational programs to teach those new and wonderful techniques, we first have to get it into the text, and then onto the exam.  
Our students come thinking that they will have the opportunity to learn these new techniques, but in reality the lab staff is too territorial to do this.  Few want to train a new tech in these technique's, because they don't want to lose their job to them.  
Employers should also push continuing education for the employees, this would encourage them to learn new skills.  If it is a part of the annual evaluation, then the ee's will have to complete it to get their annual raise.
Get the info in Carson's and on the BOC and then the HTL trainees can learn this in a program. That would be the way to push this along, because if not then we will lose it to other areas.


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Date: Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:22:19 +0000
From: Jesus Ellin <JEllin <@t> yumaregional.org>
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Changing dynamics in histotechnology
To: Judy O'Rourke <jorourke <@t> allied360.com>
Cc: "histonet <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu"
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With mixed emotions I read this article, not because of its context or information, but rather the outlook for our future.  

I would like to pole on the histonet today, who is enter in:

1.  Digital Pathology
2.  Molecular Testing (ISH, PCR, Next Gene Sequencing)
3.  Automation Semi to complete
4.  Barcoding 

A good question to ask is, are we, as Histology professionals, positioned to make this change.  Case in point, how many people are signed up and preparing for this transition at the NSH convention this year?  

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On Sep 17, 2012, at 8:29 AM, "Judy O'Rourke" <jorourke <@t> allied360.com> wrote:

> Hello...
> In Clinical Lab Products? just-released September issue, the article
> ?Changing Dynamics in Histotechnology? addresses the challenges and trends
> you face daily. William DeSalvo, B.S., HTL(ASCP), chair, NSH Quality Control
> Committee, is quoted.
> Please share comments on CLP?s Facebook page, where I?ve just posted the
> article: 
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> ical-Lab-Products/56624886500
> Thank you!
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