This book is a concise guide to medical laboratory safety in hospitals. Divided into five sections, it covers biosafety and biosecurity, chemical hazards, radioactive materials hazards, healthcare-associated infections and biocides, and waste management.
The manual describes methods to prevent accidents, as well as measures that should be taken if they do occur. Safety measures suggested by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centres for Disease Control (CDC) are also included.
Manual of Laboratory Safety is an invaluable, up to date reference guide for laboratory owners and technicians and includes images, illustrations and tables, to enhance learning.
Concise guide to medical laboratory safety in hospitals
Covers all hazards including chemical and radioactive hazards, infections and waste management
Includes safety measures suggested by the WHO and CDC
Features images, illustrations and tables to enhance learning
Najat Rashid MSc PhD (UK) Director, Federal Medical Laboratories; Consultant, Clinical and Molecular Biochemist, Ministry of Health, United Arab Emirates Ramnik Sood MD (Path, Gold Medalist) Consultant, Reem Medical and Diagnostic Center, Healthcare Mena Limited, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
Chapter One: Biosafety Laboratory biosafety Microbiological risk-assessment Laboratories biosafety levels Personal protective equipment and clothing Procedure of putting on personal protective equipment Procedure of removal of personal protective equipment Laboratory animal facilities Laboratory equipment Laboratory biosecurity Laboratory techniques Packing and transportation of infectious substances Biosafety and biotechnology Disinfection and sterilization The biosafety officer and biosafety committee Emergency services: whom to contact Chapter Two: Chemical Hazard Chemical safety levels Chemical safety symbols General safety precautions Chemical storage Chemical storage groups Disposal of chemical waste Chapter Three: Radioactive Materials Hazard Radioactive symbol Radiation measurements Personal safety Radioactive material storage Transportation Chapter Four: Biosafety-Healthcare-associated Infections and Biocides Microorganisms Disinfection Sterilization Biocides Biofilm Prions Drug/biocide resistance Efflux mechanism Types of biocides Sites of action of different biocides Sites of action of bioshields products Biosafety products of bioshields for hospitals and laboratories Phlebotomy INJECTA (TM) Hand disinfection Laboratory glassware cleaning and disinfection Chapter Five: Healthcare Facilities: Waste Management Waste classifications Management of reusable instruments Staff protection measures Bibliography