Single-Use Sharps Containers for Medical Waste Disposal in the Medical Laboratory
Dennis Mok, Geraldine Budomo Dayrit, Naira Eloyan, Sharfuddin Chowdhury
Int. J. Bio. Lab. Sci 2021(10)2:64-66【PDF】
The purpose of the current paper is to provide reasonably practicable guidance for the International Standard ISO 15189:2012 accredited medical laboratory to support the implementation of disposal facilities for medical waste by ensuring the usage of single use sharps containers is within acceptable specifications. Guidance documents from selected international organizations: The International Electrotechnical Commission, the International Organization for Standardization, and the World Health Organization, were identified. This review identified relevant requirements from selected organizations (n = 3) associated with the support of implementation of storage and disposal facilities for dangerous materials in the medical laboratory. The information could be used to develop conformity checklists for internal auditing, if required. The present paper has provided a practical contribution to established knowledge of International Standard ISO 15189:2012 accreditation compliance management in the disposal of potentially hazardous sharps using single use sharps containers by laboratory personnel.
Key words: Accreditation, management audit, quality improvement, quality management.