AS 3825 pdf download.Procedures and devices for the removal, containment and disposal of scalpel blades from scalpel handles
This Standard sets out performance characteristics of devices used in, and procedures for, the removal, containment and disposal of scalpel blades from scalpel handles.
2 Normative references
The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content constitutes requirements of this document: NOTE Documents for informative purposes are listed in the Bibliography. AS 4031, Non-reusable containers for the collection of sharp medical items used in health care areas AS/NZS 4261, Reusable containers for the collection of sharp items used in human and animal medical applications
3 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply. 3.1 chamber that part of the scalpel blade removal device which fully encloses the scalpel blade after its removal 3.2 container receptacle intended for the collection and containment of scalpel blade removal devices 3.3 containment complete enclosure of the scalpel blade within a chamber of the scalpel blade removal device following removal . 3.4 loaded physical state wherein a scalpel blade is attached to a scalpel handle, ready for use 3.5 may indicates the existence of an option 3.6 removal separation of the scalpel blade from the scalpel handle prior to containment 3.7 resheathing-type removal action physical action whereby the user or other person holds a loaded scalpel handle with one hand and attempts to remove the scalpel blade with a device held in the other hand 3.8 scalpel blade device which has a sharpened edge or edges designed for cutting, and which can be loaded onto a scalpel handle 3.9 scalpel blade removal device any device designed for the safe removal and containment of a scalpel blade from a loaded scalpel handle 3.9.1 active scalpel blade removal device scalpel blade removal device in which removal is manually performed by the user 3.9.2 multiple-use scalpel blade removal device device consisting of one chamber which is designed to contain more than one blade Note 1 to entry: A multi-use device can typically accommodate in the order of 100 or more blades. 3.9.3 passive scalpel blade removal device scalpel blade removal device in which removal is automatically performed with no extra action being required by the user 3.9.4 single-use scalpel blade removal device device consisting of one or more chambers, each chamber designed to contain a single blade 3.10 scalpel blade removal procedure any procedure or series of procedures designed to separate a scalpel blade from a loaded scalpel handle 3.11 scalpel handle handle, or other device of similar function, designed for holding a scalpel blade during use 3.12 shall indicates that a statement is mandatory 3.13 should indicates a recommendation