The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at National Health staff and contractors required to perform the duties of a Competent Person (Decontamination) as defined in NHS Guidance. Pharmaceutical staff could find this course of benefit as evidence of training.
To enable delegates to carry out the recommended daily, weekly and quarterly testing procedures on large* porous load sterilizers in accordance with NHS Guidance.
Delegates will acquire the skills and knowledge to:
- Explain the role of sterilization within the decontamination process
- Relate the properties of steam to its saturation temperature and its pressure
- Define terms most commonly used in basic microbiology and sterilization
- Assess possible hazards associated with large porous load autoclaves and their engineering services
- Explain the main responsibilities of key personnel involved with sterilization equipment
- Calibrate and use specified test equipment
- Carry out periodic testing to quarterly level and complete associated records
- Correctly interpret test results and explain certification responsibilities
Prerequisite to attending the course
A basic knowledge of large porous load sterilizers and steam sterilization.
Following this course you may wish to consider progressing to STM3 - Large porous load sterilizers - annual testing & revalidation (to NHS guidance)
*Large porous load sterilizers are those that can accommodate one or more rectangular boxes measuring 300 x 300 x 600mm of volume 54 litres.
Eastwood Park, Falfield, was formerly the NHS national training centre for healthcare engineering and now, as an independent company, we are the leading provider of technical healthcare engineering training in the UK.
This course has City & Guilds accredited programme status.
Following a review of the new government guidance we want to reassure you that the essential training booked at Eastwood Park for the coming weeks is going ahead as planned.
We are operating a COVID-secure environment and will be seeking the co-operation of everyone attending to strictly adhere to these arrangements throughout their stay and we will continue to carefully monitor the situation.
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How long will you hold provisional bookings for?
Provisional bookings will be held for one week (7 days) from the date of booking.
As we are facing a high demand for course places, we kindly ask you to confirm your place as soon as possible.
If you do not confirm this booking within this period, unfortunately we cannot hold the place for you and the provisional booking request will be removed from the system.
What kind of decontamination training does Eastwood Park offer?
Eastwood Park offers decontamination courses that fit into 3 main categories – for operators, management courses and engineering validation and testing.
What course should I take if I’m new to decontamination?
Our Introduction to Decontamination (IDO) course is ideal for anyone who has a need to know about decontamination but who is not familiar with it, providing you with a broad, high-level understanding of the purpose and constraints on decontamination practices and in particular the role of the sterile services department (SSD) in the broader healthcare setting.
Do I need to bring any documents with me?
Your joining instructions will state whether you need to bring anything with you to your course.
How do I find out your course availability?
To book one of our courses, call our sales team on +44 (0)1454 262777. Alternatively fill out the enquiry form on our website, after which we will contact you as soon as possible.
What are your terms & conditions?
You can view and download our booking terms and conditions here.