create a face bench manual

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To create a solution for an important problem in clinical microbiology laboratories- Faeces Bench Procedures Manual. Research microbiological methods and applications, NATA and Medicare requirements and use the results to compile and write a Procedures Manual for the faeces bench in a clinical microbiology laboratory. An additional practical session and weekly tutorials will be scheduled to support student’s research.
The manual project is not difficult but quite time consuming. My advice would be to start immediately (today) and spend a few hours each week adding to it.
What can you do now?
Front page – should include your name and student number and the name of the imaginary hospital you are writing it for. Could have a logo if you want but this is not essential.
Amendment record – Goes right at the front of the manual or could go after the contents page – no rules about this but it is essential to have this page as it is part of ISO 17025 guidelines.
This is a spread sheet which has columns for the date, the section or pages being inserted, the pages or sections being removed and a column for the person authorizing the change to sign. To design this will take some time but you are making it up so you don’t need to wait for any research materials.
Contents page – List everything you can think of that you will need to put into your manual. This will start to focus your thinking. At this point add everything you can think ( in whatever order) You then know the extent of what is require. You can add to this or change the order as you go along. ( Processing, culture, parasite detection, reporting, pathogen identification, Clostridum difficile testing, virus detection etc)
It is best to write your manual in the order that the samples would move through the lab. So obviously you don’t put identification methods before you have processed and cultured the sample.
Processing section could have subsections – for example numbering/labelling, recording on worksheet or in computer, culturing, reading, identification, reporting.
Processing or receipt of samples should also have a policy regarding acceptance or rejection of samples.
Each of these subsections could then be expanded as required. For example under culture you may have standard media to use but could have some additions under certain circumstances. Overseas travel may see a TCBS added to your media list.
Parasite detection – This again could have subsections, wet prep, concentration, permanent stained smear.
This faeces bench manual bench manual is due 16/10/ 2014

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