Evaluation of Safety and Ethical Measures in Health Products
Safety measures fall under ethical legislative protocols for use in specific institutions. For example, the RR445 research report focuses on health matters hence, it has a hospital setting. The researcher’s main spotlight is on the safety of both patients and the public in the use of disinfectants on endoscopes. It has explored different aspects and ranges of disinfectants so as provide information on the degree of safety provided for both the public and patients. In addition, it has been indicated that most disinfectants that are used have a glutaraldehyde component that causes asthma. The composition of the disinfectants has brought a lot of concerns regarding their safety and use. Moreover, the research has provided information on the use of various reagents to explore their efficacy and safety. According to the requirements of the health legislative board, disinfectants that contain glutaraldehyde have been termed inefficient and can easily make someone contract infections.
The main instrument that requires disinfection in this report is the endoscope. It is normally used in surgery and other forms of treatment that involve the insertion of the instrument inside the body of a patient. Such procedures need careful use and thorough cleaning steps to avoid infection to subsequent users. Therefore, the research has involved the study of various disinfectants to be able to come up with quality care products that would provide ultimate safety or a relatively high degree of safety to patients and doctors.
Safety and ethical measures are significant steps that have to be explored when assigning health facilities. The legislative standards have provided a list of the disinfectants to be used and their efficiency. The study has shown that although glutaraldehyde-related disinfectants are being used, no single disinfectant has proved to be holistically efficient.
Another concern is by health specialists who have resolved to use disinfectants that would result from asthmagen related infections. Most manufacturers have also produced a range of products that pull a lot of questions on their efficacy. Because of this reason, the Houses of Safety Executives (HSA) and the Control of substance Hazardous to Health (COSHH) have provided a list of options that can be considered as good products. One requirement is that health practitioners can use a substitute only if there is no compatibility of the disinfectant chosen.
This, therefore, has led to the need for a program that will include specialists who can do a careful evaluation of the disinfectants that can be utilized in various health institutions. This could help reduce procurements expenditure and even control patients and the public’s safety issues.
Health Legislations and Safety Standards
The choice of a good disinfectant has brought about a controversial discussion following the ethical and safety requirements. This is because; the legislative procedures require certain standards when it comes to product handling in health institutions. In addition, there is no need to provide options for a range of products to be used. This can cause a state of confusion. There should be a laid-up universal standard for product usage. Maybe, the question on which product should be used can only be arrived at provided there is a special need for its use. Such special cases should be isolated to particular hospitals or health centers. Therefore, the products should have clear guidelines on usage to alleviate confusion.
The products released in the market should be safe and efficient. This can involve only circulating products that are less hazardous and do not produce asthmagens. When a novel product is released in the market, various quality control measures should be taken to allow safe and sound use of the products.