The decontamination labs feature a range of decontamination and infection control equipment.
Is this course for you?
This course is for mobile maintenance and service engineering staff required to complete periodic validation and verification tests on small benchtop N or B type sterilizers used in dental or other healthcare clinics. This course is suitable for individuals with prior experience* of testing and/or in-depth maintenance of such equipment.
This course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to safely complete validation and verification periodic tests required under healthcare guidance and supplemented by the manufacturer’s advice on N and B type small steam sterilizers.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Recognise the requirements for sterilization of reusable medical devices
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of key personnel
- Recognise microbiology terms commonly referred to in decontamination
- Identify risks associated with small steam sterilizers and publications relevant to their ongoing safety
- Relate basic properties of steam to process parameters and steam quality
- Relate principles of pressure and temperature measurement to the use and calibration of test equipment
- Relate operation principles of N and B type small steam sterilizers to necessary design features
- Prepare and operate specified test equipment
- Complete generic periodic tests
- Evaluate test results
Prerequisite to attending the course
*A basic working knowledge of electrical and mechanical engineering principles.
Note: This new course combines STM1 and STM4 – now delivering annual and quarterly testing of N and B type benchtop sterilizers.
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.