Surg Path Meeting 3-1-2017

PA/Tech Staffing

  1. The week of March 4th, Charlene is away from the 6-8th, and Mike is away 9-10th
  2. The week of March 20th, Sarah is away all week and Rebecca is away 23-24th
  3. The week of March 27th, Rachel is away all week and Mike is away 28-31st
  4. One the days that PAs are away, Cory will be here one hour earlier until 7:30 as opposed to starting later and leaving at 8:30 to provide more help during the day
  5. Techs support will return to Saturday grossing days starting March 11th; the first two Saturdays (11th and 18th), either Kelsey or Rebecca will be there along with the new tech in order to show them the ropes
  6. This month is the Kayla’s (PA student) last month with us

Resident Staffing

  1. USCAP is this month, during the week of March 6th
  2. Zhen and Shiraz will be away 6-8th; make sure you note the coverage changes in the schedule


The rotation order adopted last month will continue (the numbers denote the priority of gross room helpers)

  1. Triage
  2. Breast (1)
  3. Gyne (4)
  4. ENT/BST (2)
  5. GU/Thoracic (3)
  6. GI (5)


  1. Please do not dictate the patient’s age or gender into the clinical history anymore. Just "The patient has [-] and is undergoing [-]. The reason is to avoid errors and subsequent amending of information that is alredy present within the report elsewhere.
  2. Also, please use the phrase “The patient has a history of…” only if they have truly had a history of it. If it a new problem, please dictate as “The patient has..." (or something along those lines)
  3. New instruments/tools are being ordered.
  4. Cytology is moving into the gross room in two weeks.
  5.  Please be mindful of safety:
    1. Do not leave blades out
    2. Do not put blades into the enzyme cleaner
    3. Be careful using the cryostat
    4. Please be mindful of eye safety
  6. Please turn the Faxitron off on Saturdays when you leave
  7. The cassette printer in the back (add-on #8) is fixed now


  1. When you go back to help at 5pm, do routines first followed by biopsies at 6 if needed
  2. Update your dragon files if you haven’t already
  3. If updates are needed to the manual, email Nicole & Sarah 
  4. With subspecialty boxes, make sure cases are being assigned to the right service at the time of gross
  5. Continue to list unassigned bigs in your e-mails