Human Tissue (Authorisation) Act: consultation on Type A draft procedures

We are seeking your views, in accordance with the Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Scotland) Act 2019, on specified Type A pre-death procedures.

Listed Type A procedures

Collection of bodily fluids and microbiological samples

Taking of a blood sample

Taking of a urine sample by way of urinary catheter

Taking of a chest secretion sample (excluding bronchoscopy)

Swabbing or scraping of the body including inside of the mouth, nostril or ear canal but excluding the swabbing or scraping of any part of any other body orifice

Radiological imaging with or without the use of contrast dye

Carrying out of an X-Ray

Carrying out a computerised tomography (CT) scan

Carrying out of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Carrying out of ultrasound imaging

Carrying out of transthoracic echocardiography

Cardiovascular monitoring

Carrying out of electrocardiogram (ECG)

Cardiac output monitoring by way of an arterial line

Carrying out of central venous pressure monitoring

Arterial blood pressure monitoring including by way of an arterial line

Respiratory Monitoring and Support

Measuring of oxygen saturation

Sustaining the appropriate operation of any pre-established artificial ventilation

Administration of medication or other product

Administration of antimicrobials

Administration of intravenous fluids

Administration of medication to manage blood pressure

Administration of blood and blood components



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