The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.
Is this course for you?
This course is aimed at National Health Service staff and others in the private sector who have responsibility for the management and production of all sterile services and goods. These include Sterile Services managers, supervisors and those designated the ‘User’ as defined in NHS guidance.
To enable learners to meet their responsibilities as users.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Define various sterilization and washer-disinfection processes
- Describe the operating principles of porous load sterilizers
- Carry out daily and weekly tests
- Identify appropriate documentation
- Explain roles and responsibilities of key personnel involved with sterile services
- Reference and describe specified testing procedures
- Correctly interpret test results provided by the CP(D) and explain certification responsibilities
Prerequisite to attending the course
Delegates should be working in or towards a supervisor/manager role within an acute trust/sterile services environment.
The course includes practical work on sterilizers and washer-disinfectors to help in the attainment of the objectives.
Although our Users' course covers washer disinfectors, it does not cover the more specific requirements of flexible endoscope washer disinfectors. Knowledge of this subject can be gained by attending:
WTM4 - Management of flexible endoscope decontamination (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.