Entry & Exit in Microbiology Laboratory

Entry & Exit in Microbiology Laboratory

Entry & Exit in Microbiology Laboratory

Objective

  • To lay down a procedure for entry & exit in Microbiology Laboratory.

Scope

  • This SOP is applicable for entry & exit in the microbiology laboratory

Responsibility

  • A microbiologist is responsible to follow this SOP.

Accountability

  • Department Head & QA Head shall be accountable for the implementation of this SOP.

Abbreviations and Definitions

  • SOP:   Standard Operating Procedure
  •   QC:   Quality Control

Procedure

Entry Procedure

  • Enter into the airlock – I by pushing the door and then remove apron, caps, slippers, etc. and keep it in lockers.
  • Disinfect the hands with disinfectant solution 70% Iso Propyl Alcohol.
  • Wear a pair of sterile gloves.
  • Take the sterile gown pack from the garment cubicle.
  • Take the sterile headgear from the pack and wear the headgear first. Ensure that hairs are completely covered.
  • Take the sterile gown from the pack and wear it. Ensure that the neck of the head cover is folded inside the gown.
  • Wear the booties & wipe the hands with disinfectant solution.
  • Enter into the airlock – III and then in the sterility testing area by opening the door with the help of the elbow.

Exit Procedure

  • Enter into the airlock – III by pulling the door.
  • Then enter into the airlock – II and take out the gown, headgear, gloves, and booties put them on the used garments labeled bin.
  • Take the aprons from the cabinet and wear them. Wear the slippers and wipe the hands with disinfectant and enter the laboratory. Microbiology

Forms and Records (Annexures)

  • Not Applicable   

Distribution

  • Master copy   –        Quality Assurance
  • Controlled copies    –        Quality Control

History


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