The 41st National Society for Histotechnology (NSH) Annual Symposium/Convention, held recently in Washington, D.C., was attended by laboratory supervisors, managers, and directors; histotechnicians; histotechnology instructors; and histology students. In attendance were Mary deBram-Hart, Laboratory Manager and Brenda Wander, Laboratory Operations Director of Cockerell Dermatopathology.
Cockerell Dermatopathology serves as a beta site for Sakura Finetek’s Sakura Xpress tissue processor and automated embedding equipment. This technology is responsible for improving turn-around times on tissue samples, creating healthier employee working conditions by eliminating deep night shifts, and generally elevating the laboratory to state-of-the-art status.
Cockerell Dermatophathology created a poster highlighting the benefits of the Sakura equipment that was displayed in the convention hall and was viewed by approximately 3,000 attendees. The poster depicts the old and new laboratory spaces; describes the benefits of the Paraform Sectionable Cassette System; and details the reduction in hours worked during family unfriendly times.
For more information, please see the poster.
deBram-Hart, M., von Bueren, E., Wander, B., et al. (2015). Continuous Specimen Flow Changes Night Shifts to Day Shifts While Reducing Turn-Around-Time (TAT). [PowerPoint Presentation]
National Society for Histotechnology. (2015). 41st Annual Symposium/Convention. Retrieved September 12, 2015, from http://www.nsh.org.