Redesign of a Space in the Autopsy Room Assigned for the Preparation of Biological Samples for Toxicological Analysis by Using DMADV Technique
Gómez Morán, Valerie O.
The government agency of the Institute of Forensic Sciences recently received the necessary accreditations to be able to provide the essential service it offers to the citizens of Puerto Rico. The objective of this project is to maximize the time and resources involved in the handling, preparation, and verification of biological samples for toxicological analysis. Through the master's project, it is expected to be able to implement an ideal design for the autopsy room work areas in order to reduce rework and waste in the sample preparation processes. The improvements in the autopsy room will allow case certifications to be completed within 30-90 days of receiving the case at the agency, avoiding putting at risk the accreditations granted in the past months. The analysis of the project was carried out through the Lean Six Sigma methodology with the DMADV tool. Key Terms ⎯ Biological Samples, Autopsy Room, DMADV, Lean Six Sigma.