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Sampling Liquid Droplets From a Solid Surface Using a Swab



Personnel           Task
Helper
  • 1a.  Opens the handle end of the forceps package
  • 1b.  Extends open package containing swab to collector
Collector
  • 2a.  Removes swab and transport tube from sterile packaging
  • 2b.  Removes swab from transport tube
  • 2c.  Touches swab to liquid droplets allowing them to absorb
  • 2d.  Collects several droplets if possible
  • 2e.  Places swabs securely into transport tube
  • 2f.  Moves to sample decon area with swab in transport tube
Helper
  • 3a.  Sprays transport tube with disinfectant
Collector
  • 4a.  Checks to ensure transport tube is completely wetted
  • 4b.  Dries transport tube with clean paper towel
Helper
  • 5a.  Opens clear zip bag to be used as secondary containment
Helper
  • 6a.  Places transport tube 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
  • 7e.  Transports sample through final decon

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