SOP on Personnel Entry to Microbiology Room
1.0 Purpose: This SOP describe a procedure for precautions to be taken at the time of entering in microbiology room.
2.0 Scope: Hygienic behaviour maintains the aseptic area clean and keep the microbial load to minimum in the room.
3.0 Responsibility: Quality Control Microbiologist to ensure that the procedure is followed.
4.0 Materials and Equipment:
Sterile garments – Coat, mask, disposable cap, gloves
5.1 Staff should not move about unnecessarily in microbiology room because movement increases bacterial shedding.
5.2 Aseptic area garments should be stored and handled after cleaning and sterilizing in such a manner as to minimise microbial contamination.
5.3 Nails of persons working in the microbiology room should be regularly trimmed.
5.4 Street shoes to be changed each time a person enters the aseptic room.
5.5 The persons should wash hands thoroughly with a disinfectant scrub before wearing sterile gloves.
5.6 The persons should wear a sterile coat, mask and disposable cap.
5.7 The number of persons working in aseptic area should be kept to minimum practicable.