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Functioning, cleaning and maintenance of Sterile Garment Cabinet

 Functioning, cleansing and maintenance of Sterile Garment Cabinet

Objective:

  • To lay down the system for the ordinary operation, cleansing and protection of the Sterile Garment Cabinet (SGC).

Scope:

  • This SOP is relevant operation cleansing and protection of the Sterile Garment Cabinet present in the microbiology lab.

Responsibility:

  • Chemist or above of QC laboratory:.
  • Head – Microbiology Section.

Accountability:

  • Head – Quality Control.

Procedure:

Sterile Garment Cabinet

Operation:

  • Plug the wire of the SGC to the MAINS.
  • Switch ON the MAINS.
  • The following buttons are present at the the front panel of all of the CRP’S SGC.

UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW

FLUORESCENT LIGHT

GERMICIDAL  LIGHT

  • Press the UNIDIRECTIONAL FLOW ON button for Blower to show ON.
  • Press the FLUORESCENT LIGHT ON button for mild to show ON.
  • Leave the LAF ON for a while after which hold the sterile clothes withinside the SGC the usage of a sterile hanger.
  • After closing the door switch ‘ON’ the GERMICIDAL LIGHT and go away it in ON condition.
  • Switch ‘OFF’ the GERMICIDAL LIGHT earlier than opening the door.
  • Take the clothes and then close the door and once more switch on the GERMICIDAL LIGHT.

Cleaning:

  • Clean the internal walls, grill and hangers of SGC earlier than and after setting any sterile clothes with the assist of a lint loose material soaked in disinfectant solution.

Maintenance:

  • Clean the internal and outer surface of SGC with the assist of a lint loose material soaked in disinfectant solution.
  • Once in a month take a look at the depth of UV lamp through the usage of LUX meter.
  • Restore UV lamp of the SGC after 2000 hrs of burning.

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List of Annexure / Formats:

  • Not applicable.

References (if any):

  • Not applicable.

Reason for Revision:

  • Periodic review

Abbreviations:

  • SOP : Standard operating procedure
  • NO: Number
  • QC : Quality Control
  • QA : Quality Assurance
  • SGC : Sterile Garment Cabinet

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