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Z316.7-12 - Primary sample collection facilities and medical laboratories - Patient safety and quality of care - Requirements for collecting, transporting, and storing samples
Certified Medical Device Reprocessing Technician (CMDRT)
CAN/CSA-Z22870-07 (R2013) - Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) - Requirements for Quality and Competence (Adopted ISO 22870:2006, first edition, 2006-02-01, with Canadian deviations)
Z8000-11 (R2016) - Canadian health care facilities
Medical laboratories and sample collection facilities, and in particular the effective management of pre-examination processes and activities, are important to the delivery of quality patient care. They contribute to the physical safety of the patient and provide information for critical medical decisions. The term “pre-examination activities” refers to the step-by-step processes that start with the sample request and move through patient preparation, sample collection, transport, stabilization, and end when sample examination activities begin.
This is the first edition of Z316.7, and it was developed in part drawing from such documents as: Ordre professionnel des technologistes médicaux du Québec (OPTMQ) Rules of Practice, ISO 15189:2007 - Medical Laboratories — Particular Requirements for Quality and Competence, Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI) Standards and Guidelines, and Health Canada Infection Control Guidelines. The standard can be used standalone or applied in conjunction with ISO15189, and can be adopted by accreditation bodies and health ministries.
Highlights of Z316.7 Include: