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Do Nascimento Goncalves E.M.,University of Sao Paulo | Do Nascimento Goncalves E.M.,Divisao Of Laboratorio Central | Dos Santos C.B.,Servico Of Saude Ii Higiene Hospitalar E Residuos | De Sena Badaro M.L.,DLC HC FMUSP | And 4 more authors.
Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial | Year: 2011

Introduction: As far as environmental awareness is concerned, one of the main challenges in society has been to implement and optimize systems that perform the appropriate disposal of waste generated by several human activities. In Brazil, both the development and implementation of a Health Services Waste Management Program - HSWMP (Plano de Gerenciamento de Resíduos de Serviços de Saúde [PGRSS]) are legally required. Objective: This article describes the implementation of HSWMP in the Central Laboratory Division of University of São Paulo Medical School Hospital - CLD/USP-MSH (Divisão de Laboratório Central do Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo [DLC/HC-FMUSP]) comprising material, human and physical area resources. Method: The process started with the incorporation of the concept of sustainability into the Integrated Management System - IMS (Sistema Integrado de Gestão [SIG]), which focuses on the non-generation, minimization and recycling of health services waste in order to preserve natural resources and reduce environmental impact. Conclusion: The HSWMP facilitated communication, information dissemination, awareness, competence and training of all parties involved. Several activities were conducted simultaneously, which resulted in behavioral changes.


Uliani C.D.,University of Sao Paulo | Rodrigues E.,DLC HC FMUSP | Faria V.A.,DLC HC FMUSP | Badaro M.L.S.,DLC HC FMUSP | And 3 more authors.
Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial | Year: 2011

The article presents the conceptual principles on sustainable development and sustainability. Furthermore, it evaluates the progress and impacts on the economy, environment and society. It discusses the applicability of the concepts of corporate sustainability in laboratory medicine and the challenges of deployment in the clinical laboratory. The impact of sustainability indicators and their role in management are also critically reviewed from the perspective of social and environmental balance. Additionally, the text provides some tools for evaluation and interpretation of indicators and their corresponding application in the critical analysis process. Lastly, the article describes the importance of sustainability indicators in the practice of benchmarking and its applicability in the clinical laboratory.


Rodrigues E.,University of Sao Paulo | De Oliveira Lavorato L.M.,Servico de Bioquimica Clinica | Novais R.C.D.,Servico de Bioquimica Clinica | Bussmann L.Z.,DLC HC FMUSP | And 2 more authors.
Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial | Year: 2011

Introduction: Over the last century, mercury levels in the environment have tripled, increasing the risk of human contamination. Hence, it pollutes groundwater, rivers and seas, and it enters the food chain through the ingestion of contaminated fish. It affects the central nervous system and the inhalation of mercury vapors cause asthenia, fatigue, anorexia, weight loss and gastrointestinal disturbances. The contamination detection is carried out through hair and blood sample analysis. The replacement of mercury-containing equipment used in health services is crucial in order to reduce environmental and occupational hazards. Objective: To describe the implementation of "Zero Mercury" program at the Central Laboratory Division of University of São Paulo Medical School Hospital - CLD/USP-MSH (Divisão de Laboratório Central do Hospital das Clinicas da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo [DLC/HC-FMUSP]). Methods: The project was developed within the period of three years (2008-2010). During its elaboration, the action plans were defined, including a training program for the team responsible for the implementation of equipment and reagent replacement. Results: By the end of the project, CLD/USP-MSH received an honorable mention by the Brazilian Ministry of Labor and Employment for the fulfillment of "Mercury Zero" program requirements. Conclusion: A mercury-free laboratory environment requires managerial commitment, a consistent action plan and staff awareness of health and environmental risks.


Mendes M.E.,University of Sao Paulo | Badaro M.L.,DLC HC FMUSP | Rodrigues E.,DLC HC FMUSP | Pacheco-Neto M.,Secao de Bioquimica de Sangue | Sumita N.M.,Patologia Clinica
Jornal Brasileiro de Patologia e Medicina Laboratorial | Year: 2011

Introduction: Nowadays, the environmental and socioeconomic contexts in which clinical laboratories are set, coupled with increased business risks, require the formulation of an emergency care plan in case of natural disasters. Objective: This plan is useful to ensure business continuity and recovery after crisis. Method: The Emergency Care Plan (PAE) is presented as a structured set of procedures for obtaining rapid, efficient and trained responses in emergency situations. Conclusion: It aims at preventing or mitigating occasional adverse consequences regarding safety, health and environment in clinical laboratories. Results: This article discusses the applicability, responsibilities, development and maintenance as well as their corresponding implications in laboratory procedures.

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