I have been working as a full-time Placenta Encapsulation Specialist since 2012 and no matter how I try to predict the future, babies come when they are ready.
I have found that in many cases multiple babies (and their placentas) can arrive on the same day, which used to cause some logistical headaches for me as I had only one placenta lab.
To address this – and increased demand – I designed and built 3 purpose-built units in a separate, dedicated building next to my home. Each unit is equipped with everything needed to process one placenta at a time.
When I receive a placenta, it is identified with the client’s name and is cross-checked against the client’s booking documentation. All processing documentation associated with the placenta is initiated at this stage and is retained with the booking documentation. Each placenta is processed in a dedicated unit and the documentation is annotated with the unit ID number. ALL documentation stays with the placenta from start to finish, in its dedicated unit, and is completed as the placenta is processed.
As an added safety feature, access to the 3 units is designed in a way that only allows access to 1 of the 3 unit at any one time – using a sliding door design.
The dedication of the units, the retention of documentation with the placenta at all times and the restricted unit access all contribute to the prevention of any kind of human error with the handling of each placenta and the completion of its associated documentation.
Having previously worked in the pharmaceutical industry for 17 years I am confident that I have designed and implemented robust practices, protocols and design features to effectively segregate and control/manage each placenta and its associated documentation, thereby ensuring the safety of the encapsulated placenta product for my clients.
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