The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.
Is this course for you?
This course is for healthcare staff required to operate and/or weekly test large steam sterilizers used for wrapped surgical instruments and other medical devices.
Note 1: Weekly testing is identified in guidance as a Competent Person (Decontamination) task. Since this is historically due to the necessary access requirements of older sterilizers it is feasible that organisations, with advice from their AE(D), might elect to delegate this task to the responsible users.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely complete routine checks and tests required to NHS guidance over a weekly period on clinical large porous load steam sterilizers.
Note 2: This training does not override local protocols for production processing or manufacturer/supplier obligation to provide adequate instruction for equipment operation.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the decontamination process
- Explain the relationship between the saturation temperature and pressure of steam
- Define the terms most commonly used in basic microbiology and sterilization
- State the main responsibilities of key personnel defined in HTM01-01 Part A
- State safety precautions applicable when testing sterilizers
- Carry out periodic testing
- Complete test records and correctly interpret the results
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 assured programme status.
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.
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.