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The Human Tissue (Authorisation) (Specified Type A Procedures) (Scotland) Regulations 2020

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1.  In this schedule—

“arterial line” means a cannula inserted into an artery,

“blood component” means any of the following constituents of human blood—

  • red cells,

  • white cells,

  • platelets, and

  • plasma,

“blood product” means any therapeutic product derived from human blood or plasma,

“intravenous fluids” means any electrolyte solution intended for intravenous administration,

“pre-established airway and ventilatory support” means any method of airway or ventilatory support administered to the person for the primary purpose of the person’s medical treatment prior to any decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment,

“pre-established suprapubic catheter” means a suprapubic catheter inserted into the person for the primary purpose of the person’s medical treatment prior to any decision to withdraw life sustaining treatment.

Class of procedureType of procedure
Collection of bodily fluids and microbiological samplesTaking of a blood sample
Taking of a urine sample including by way of a pre-established suprapubic 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 imagingCarrying out of an X-Ray without transferring the person from their existing location
Carrying out of ultrasound imaging without transferring the person from their existing location
Carrying out of transthoracic echocardiography without transferring the person from their existing location
Cardiovascular monitoringCarrying out of electrocardiogram
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 supportMeasuring of oxygen saturation
Sustaining the appropriate operation of any pre-established airway and ventilatory support
Administration of medication or other productAdministration of antimicrobials
Administration of intravenous fluids
Administration of medication to manage blood pressure
Administration of blood, blood components and blood products

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