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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.

Aim

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.

Objectives

 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.

Related courses

On completion, students may wish to progress to:
DTM - SSD supervisors / managers (to NHS guidance)

NHS

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.      

City & Guilds

This course has City & Guilds assured programme status.

Facilities

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Decontamination lab

The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.

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