Course Information: Histotechnician roles are expanding, with some hospitals employing histotechs for the gross analysis and preparation of specimens for histology. This workshop will review the fundamentals of gross dissection such as orientation, dissection, marking, description, and sampling. We will also examine the role of the pathologist, pathology assistant, and histotechnologist in this evolving area of the laboratory. Safety concerns in the gross room will be discussed, as well as requisitions, considerations for different tissue types, and the purpose of a slide index.
Presenter Bio: Dr Dale Telgenhoff is the Program Director of the Histotechnology Program and associate professor at Tarleton State University. Dr. Telgenhoff received his histotechnology training at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, MI, his PhD in Cell Biology at Michigan State University, and his MBA at Tarleton. He is an active member of NSH, where he serves on the NSH Education Committee. He is also a member of the NAACLS review committee for accredited programs.
Additional Information: This webinar was presented in October 2016 as part of the annual NSH Laboratory Webinar Series.