[Histonet] RE: Two Patient Identifiers on slides

Boyd, Debbie M DKBoyd <@t> chs.net
Tue Jul 30 14:41:58 CDT 2013

Your manager is correct.  You must have two patient identifiers through the whole process.  We write the full name, accession number and designation ( a, b L1 ) on each slide.  I have had both CAP and Joint Commission inspectors pull the labels back looking for 2 identifiers.  

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Subject: [Histonet] Two Patient Identifiers on slides

Hello Histonetters,

       Recently we started utilizing a slide labeling component that is built into our AP Easy LIS system and has accession number, levels and patients first and last name when labels are printed out. Dymo does not have a chemically resistant label (we have a Dymo 450 printer) and we have been putting the labels on AFTER the slides are stained and cover slipped.

In the meantime, the HT is writing in pencil the accession # and levels on the slide which is then covered up with the permanent label after cover slipping. Our Lab Manager is worried that we are not compliant as we do not have two patient identifiers on throughout the whole process (she wants us to write patient names on slides in pencil (before staining) and then cover that up with the pre-printed label after staining.

1. What is everyone else doing?
2. Have any of you found a chemically resistant label compatible with the Dymo labeler?

Jean Wood BS, HT
Fairchild Medical Center Pathology Dept.
Ph:530.841.6243 Fax:530.841.6232
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