As an Authorised or Competent Person MGPS, do you know when you last attended MGPS training? If it’s three or more years ago then it’s highly likely you are due to attend an appropriate refresher course.
Michael Ell, Eastwood Park’s Medical Gas portfolio manager stresses the need to ensure all engineer’s skills and competencies are current: “Refresher training is exactly that, designed specifically to support all those working on ‘live’ medical gas pipeline systems stay up to date with the latest best practices and new technologies. Guidance for this is outlined in HTM 02-01. The courses offered at Eastwood Park are designed to offer higher levels of practical experiences than elsewhere, which allows delegates to practise – and make mistakes – whilst working on a simulated hospital MGPS. Such experience helps build confidence and are few and far between.”
The most common current MGPS guidelines are referenced not only within HTM 02-01, but also ISO 7396 (1&2) and NFPA 99 and address the requirements of design, installation, maintenance and verification. Above all the ISO and HTM standards provide guidance on how best to provide a quality system that includes all stakeholders – patients, nurses, doctors, pharmacists and in the case medical gas piped system, engineers. Each standard provides useful guidance on how to comply with health and safety requirements and patient safety concerns.
Eastwood Park has recently updated its own range of medical gas courses and as well as refreshers for Authorised and Competent Persons now available are:
- Competent Person MGPS first responder
- Quality Controller MGPS introduction
- Quality Controller MGPS refresher
- Nurse MGPS
- Porter MGPS
- Designated nursing officer MGPS
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