[Histonet] Lab assistants

Cooper, Brian bcooper at chla.usc.edu
Thu Oct 12 15:24:49 CDT 2017

Too funny Jay!  I take it you've met my old boss!!  LOL! 


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From: Jay Lundgren via Histonet [mailto:histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu] 
Sent: Thursday, October 12, 2017 1:04 PM
To: Hannen, Valerie
Cc: Histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu
Subject: Re: [Histonet] Lab assistants (EXTERNAL EMAIL)

The most important role of the lab assistant in the Histology laboratory is to be the target of middle management ire.


                                       Jay A. Lundgren, M.S., HTL(ASCP)

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:00 AM, Hannen, Valerie via Histonet < histonet at lists.utsouthwestern.edu> wrote:

> Good Morning,   We are having a debate about what a Lab assistant can and
> can not do in the State of Florida.  So, those of you in Florida 
> please weigh in.  Can they make alcohol  dilutions and use those alcohols to:
> 1)      Change an automatic stainer
> 2)      Change the tissue processor
> What about recycling said alcohols?   Are they allowed to pour formalin
> into the processor wells? Can they fill small bottles with formalin to 
> be used by doctor's offices?  The list could go on and on... but I 
> will stop here.
> Thanks so much for any insight into this!
> Valerie Hannen,MLT(ASCP),HTL,SU (FL)
> Section Chief, Histology
> Parrish Medical Center
> 951 N. Washington Ave.
> Titusville,Florida 32796
> T: (321)268-6333 ext. 7506
> F: (321) 268-6149
> valerie.hannen at parrishmed.com<mailto:valerie.hannen at parrishmed.com>
> www.parrishmed.com
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