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Collecting a Small Object Such as an Envelope Containing a Powdered Substance


Personnel           Task
Helper
  • 1a.  Lays out sampling kit
  • 1b.  If in a sterile package, opens package to expose forceps
  • 1c.  Extends package or hands forceps to collector
  • 1d.  Hands scoop and sample container to collector
Collector
  • 2a.  Removes forceps from packaging and places it in clean work area
  • 2b.  Accepts other supplies from helper and places them in work area
  • 2c.  Collects approximately 1 tablespoon of powder using scoop
  • 2d.  Places sample into sample container
  • 2e.  Moves to sample decon area with sample
Helper
  • 3a.  Sprays container and collector's hands with disinfectant
Collector
  • 4a.  Checks to ensure container is completely wetted
  • 4b.  Dries container with clean paper towel
Helper
  • 5a.  Opens clear zip bag
Collector
  • 6a.  Places container into clear zip bag
Helper
  • 7a.  Closes clear zip bag
  • 7b.  Fills out sample information label
  • 7c.  Places completed label on clear zip bag
  • 7d.  Places security seal on clear zip bag
Helper
  • 8a.  Hands a second clear zip bag to the collector
Collector
  • 9a.  Picks up object using forceps
  • 9b.  Places object into clear zip bag
  • 9c.  Moves to sample decon area with bagged object
Helper
  • 10a.  Sprays clear zip bag with disinfectant
Collector
  • 11a.  Checks to ensure bag is completely wetted
  • 11b.  Dries bag with clean paper towel
Helper
  • 12a.  Opens larger clear zip bag (clear zip bag #2)
Collector
  • 13a.  Places clear zip bag containing object into clear zip bag #2
Helper
  • 14a.  Closes clear zip bag #2
  • 14b.  Fills out sample information label
  • 14c.  Places completed label on clear zip bag #2
  • 14d.  Places security seal on clear zip bag #2
  • 14e.  Transports sample through final decon

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