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Anytime I hear a histotech talk about cutting nails it’s usually universally negative. It can be a battle ...
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Getting to Washington DC from Fort Worth, TX was a surreal experience. As a first timer, I was taken ...
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“Histotechs are neglected.” This was the emotional statement from Louie Cadao, Vice President of the ...
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In the Beginning…. The 1980s ushered in a persistent histologist shortage that created the foundation ...
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There are different embedding techniques utilized by histotechnology professionals, but no matter which ...
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During the 2022 NSH Convention in Reno, NSH had the opportunity to recognize the 2022 Award and Scholarship ...
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NSH is excited to continue its tradition of bringing you the leading voices of histology with three incredible ...
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As a proud member of the New York State Laboratory Leadership Consortium, consisting of senior laboratory ...
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Volunteering is often the first step towards active citizenship and can help strengthen people’s ownership ...
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What is Root Cause Analysis? I have been working in the histology profession for more than 40 years ...
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Today, immunohistochemistry (IHC) is an essential and routinely used ancillary tool in anatomic pathology ...
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Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable and treatable types of cancer. In 2020, it was estimated ...
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My histology lab onboarded polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for dermatomycosis a couple of years ago. ...
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You may have been advised in the past to contact your field applications specialist or sales rep when ...
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The Joint Commission established National Patient Safety Goals in 2002 to address patient safety in healthcare. ...
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As a former Program Director for a Histologic Science Program, I worked closely with students in the ...
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The Paradox of Clinical Students It’s a paradox histology lab supervisors are all too familiar with ...
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The ongoing pandemic, staffing shortages and the “Great Resignation” all highlight the importance of ...
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Over the years, I have encountered numerous techniques to soften and section nail specimens. This includes ...
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Dr. James B. McCormick – pathologist, scientist, inventor, educator, mentor, friend, and colleague! ...
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In the current atmosphere of workforce shortages and staff burnout, increasing efficiencies in the lab ...
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The National Society for Histotechnology has named Aubrey M.J. Wanner as its new CEO & Executive ...
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It is not news to anyone that in today’s world, we rely heavily on email as a primary form of communication ...
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It is extremely important to make sure your CAP Activity Menu is accurate and up to date. CAP standard ...
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I have been working in histology for over a decade, in various types of labs and settings. No matter ...
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Managing workflow within your lab has always been a difficult task, with many different competing priorities. ...
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The ASCP Board of Certification (BOC) recognizes the vital work of laboratory professionals in response ...
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In part 1 of this blog, I broke down some of the science behind the H&E and discussed a few of ...
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The beautiful color that the H&E stain produces is not random. We all know in histology, when staining, ...
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I’ve been involved in preparing for CAP inspections for over 20 years. Most of those years, I have been ...
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Aligning all the microtomes in your histology lab will increase your lab’s efficiency. You will immediately ...
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Advocacy for our profession is a true passion of mine. As a facilitator, I have worked with my team and ...
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My message today is short but sweet: Make sure your policy/procedure matches your practice regarding ...
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I hadn’t been to a doctor in a few (plus) years and developed a persistent, dry cough back in September. ...
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As our membership knows, histology and histopathology of biopsy samples are an integral part of disease ...
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If you have worked in a laboratory that processes dermatology specimens, you might be familiar with punch ...
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Histology laboratory for cancer analysis is being exercised in most parts of the world and is still in ...
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Microtomes are at the heart of histotechnology. We've blogged about them before, but not about how histology ...
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We've blogged about the histology workforce shortages and the Great Reassessment. Many hisotechs are ...
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The Modern Microwave versus the Traditional Tissue Processing Machine: Realize the Difference Tissue ...
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In a recent Histology Professionals Facebook post, a member posed this question to their group of peers, ...
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Since we published the first issue of the Journal of Histotechnology (JOH) in September 1977 ( https://www.nsh.org/about/overview/history-of-nsh ...
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It is no secret that hiring histotechnicians and histotechnologists is difficult at best and impossible ...
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Freida Loyce Carson . Encourager, friend, educator, colleague, a great and inspiring mentor! ...
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A histology manager for Roche, Andre Zamorano is the current Region VII Director on the NSH Board of ...
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Winter is arriving again, and in some parts of the world, with winter comes snowflakes. Those snowflakes ...
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Anatomic Pathology Laboratory is where cancer investigation is carried out. It is here, cytology and ...
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I shared in my previous post that histotechnology shortages have reached critical status and believe ...
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In a recent Histology Professionals Facebook post, a group member asked the question, “W hat is something ...
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There are several different classifications of silver stains a histologist can use in the lab. The silver ...
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Workforce shortages in the lab have reached critical status. During the 2021 Clinical Laboratory Legislative ...
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In August of 2021, Janice Cook attended the NSH Emerging Leadership Course. Below she shares her learned ...
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What to teach and how long to teach it is the question that many educators and professional development ...
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Each year, NSH accepts applications from Student Members for the opportunity to receive a $500 scholarship. ...
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Histologists play an essential role in the overall process and outcome for a patient receiving CAR T-Cell ...
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A Useful Glossary of Terms for Histotechnologists from the Biological Stain Commission (BSC) and a Bit ...
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Barcoding was developed to reduce manual data entry and errors that can occur as a result of manual work. ...
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Analysis of costs of clinical laboratory tests is as important as the quality indicators of the laboratory ...
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According to Elon Musk, the four most important traits that are critical for building a great team are: ...
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We know that Immunohistochemistry is the combination of three distinct fields—histology/pathology, immunology, ...
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Let’s face it. It’s a fast-paced world. It’s been reported that the average human makes 35,000 choices ...
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So you have spent time searching, screening and have a number of articles that you want to gather . However, ...
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Many early career scientists struggle with the task of screening, reading and collecting biomedical literature. ...
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There are many sayings involving time. Time flies. Time is money. Time heals all wounds. But we know ...
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“ Open access ”, the ability to access biomedical literature free of charge and with few restrictions, ...
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Reading the biomedical research literature can be a time-consuming and intimidating task, especially ...
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Drying slides in a microwave presents itself as a faster alternative to the traditional oven, but academic ...
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