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 surgical washer disinfectors using thermal disinfection.
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to complete routine checks and verification tests required within a weekly period on surgical washer disinfectors using thermal disinfection.
Note: 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:
- Identify the general safety hazards and potential failures associated with re-usable surgical instrument washer disinfector equipment and operational processes within decontamination
- Explain the necessary functions of both equipment and personnel required to ensure safe and satisfactory washing and thermal disinfection of surgical instruments
- Demonstrate the actions required to complete weekly testing specified under NHS guidance for surgical instrument washer disinfectors
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.
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.