The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.
Is this course for you?
This course provides the knowledge and skills for people involved in the management of flexible endoscope decontamination, either in dedicated endoscope units or sterile services departments; Users, decontamination leads and estate managers.
This course does NOT cover the hands-on practice of decontamination (by the Operator) and periodic testing of automated endoscope reprocessors.
To provide learners with the necessary knowledge and skills to successfully decontaminate flexible endoscopes in a safe and effective way, and in line with current guidelines.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Describe the construction, care, handling and use of flexible endoscopes used in medical practice.
- Explain the process of flexible endoscope decontamination and storage.
- Explain the role of washer disinfectors in endoscope reprocessing.
- Interpret machine data for product release.
- Describe the periodic testing of flexible endoscope washer disinfectors and interpret test reports.
- Describe traceability systems for endoscope reprocessing.
Prerequisite to attending the course
Delegates attending the course should be working in an endoscopy environment and have some operational knowledge of endoscope decontamination.
On completion, students may wish to progress to:
DTM - SSD supervisors / managers (to NHS guidance)
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.
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.