Advances in Pathology Tissue Management Reduce Formalin Use, Improve Quality and Cut Costs

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Formalin has been a linchpin chemical in anatomic pathology for more than 100 years, despite widespread recognition that formalin is a hazardous chemical and dangerous to the health of lab workers and the environment. That’s why it is important news that a new technology solution can help pathology labs greatly reduce the use of formalin for key steps in specimen collection, transport, processing, and storage.

The benefits from reducing the use of formalin are immediate and significant:

~ In the operating room, much less formalin is needed to prepare the tissue for transport to the pathology laboratory

~ For OR physicians and nurses, this greatly reduces their exposure to formalin

~ Increased safety and a reduced likelihood of spills in the OR

~ Reduces the Lab’s cost of handling and disposal of tissue samples

~ Reduced cost to comply with formalin hazardous waste disposal guidelines

~ Minimizes Chemical Exposure by Histotechnologists and Pathologists

This white paper will look at the risks of formalin use, trends in formalin use and disposal, and how laboratory and operating room workflow is affected by it. Alternate methods for storing and preserving pathology specimens will be introduced along with descriptions of changes to workflow, benefits in terms of healthcare worker safety, and the safety and economic benefits of these changes.

The Dark Report is pleased to offer a recently published FREE White Paper that discusses a new technology entitled “Advances in Pathology Tissue Management Reduce Formalin Use, Improve Quality and Cut Costs  Published by The Dark Report and Dark Daily,  it is available free to laboratory professionals as a PDF download.

Along with other topics, this FREE White Paper specifically addresses:

  • Case study by a major metropolitan hospital that has adopted two systems that modify or eliminate traditional formalin usage.
  • When Traditional Tissue Handling Methods Fall Short of Today’s Requirements.
  • Challenges in the Movement of Pathology Tissue Specimens.
  • Benefits of New Pathology Tissue Management Technologies and Methods.

Table of Contents

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Chapter 1:
When Traditional Tissue Handling Methods Fall Short of Today’s Requirements for Anatomic Pathology Labs
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Chapter 2:
Challenges in the Movement of Pathology Tissue Specimens
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Chapter 3:
Benefits of New Pathology Tissue Management Technologies and Methods
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Chapter 4:
Case Studies: Henry Ford Health System and University Hospital Le Molinette, Turin, Italy
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Conclusion: — Page 23

References  — Page 25


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A-6 About Dave Sanford & Joel Servais — Page 34

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