PATHOLOGY ASSISTANT Skillsheet

AUTOPSY
Review Consent
                             
Review Chart
                             
Special Techniques
                             
Sample for Special Studies
                             
Photography
                             
Forensic Pediatric
                             
Forensic Perinatal
                             
Evisceration and dissection of internal organs
                             
Release of Body
                             
Arrangement and preparation of viewings
                             
Forensic Adult
                             
PRACTICAL GROSS LAB
Preparation, gross dissection and description of surgical specimens
                             
Obtain appropriate samples for histology and ancillary studies
                             
Selection of tissue for frozen section
                             
Photography (macro and micro)
                             
Preparation for rounds
                             
REQUIRED COMPETENCY
Embryology
                             
Anatomy and Physiology
                             
Pathology of Disease
                             
Medical and Clinical Terminology
                             
Histology
                             
Laboratory Science
                             
Laboratory Safety
                             
Commonly used software applications
                             
Photography
                             
Diagnostic Imaging
                             
Forensics
                             
Bioethics
                             
SPECIMEN TYPE
Orientated skin-wide excision
                             
Breast (lumpectomy, needle localization lumpectomy specimen, simple mastectomy specimen or modified radical mastectomy specimen)
                             
Colectomy specimen for tumor (may use a Total Mesorectal Excision, Right Hemicolectomy, or Whipple's specimen).
                             
Complex oriented oral specimen (radical neck, laryngectomy, glossectomy, mandibulectomy or maxillectomy specimeno
                             
Gastrectomy
                             
Hysterectomy specimen including bilateral tubes and ovaries
                             
Gallbladder
                             
Appendix
                             
Radical Prostatectomy
                             
Hepatectomy
                             
Large soft tissue resection for tumor
                             
Adrenal Gland
                             
Fetus (12 weeks to 20 weeks)
                             
Placenta
                             
Endometrial or Endocervical Curettings
                             
Tonsillectomy
                             
Lung (lobectomy or pneumonectomy)
                             
Spleen
                             
Cystectomy
                             
Ovaries or Testes
                             
Thyroidectomy
                             
Large bone resection or femoral head tumor
                             
Arm or Leg Ambutation