A Summary of best practices in phlebotomy including the safe handling of biohazards – Blood, blood collection supplies, and biohazard waste

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Authors
  1. Garrett, M.J.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Suffield Research Centre, Ralston AB (CAN)
Abstract
DRDC Suffield is establishing the framework to develop policies and procedures for the in-house monitoring and rapid assessment of organophosphate (OP) exposure to comply with the mandatory addition to the Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) Suffield Research Centre (SRC) chemical warfare agent (CWA) worker safety program. The monitoring program aims to examine and follow blood acetylcholinesterase (AChE) activity in laboratory staff who work with Schedule 1 OP CWAs. A significant component of the AChE monitoring program will be the collection, handling, and disposal of potentially biohazardous material. This document specifically describes the safe handling of blood, blood collection supplies, and waste material. Additionally, current best practices in phlebotomy are described and referenced.

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Keywords
phlebotomy;biohazard;blood collection;biohazard waste;blood collection;routine practices;Acetylcholinesterase;AChE;monitoring program
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2016-D003 — Reference Document
Date of publication
01 Mar 2016
Number of Pages
16
DSTKIM No
CA042408
CANDIS No
803531
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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