Learn about the importance of balancing quick and effective disinfection with good device and machine care
As Decontamination Units and SSDs restart services in the post-COVID era, Trevor Garcia (Decontamination Consultant) looks at some of the issues, impacting on the selection of detergents and disinfectants for use in washer-disinfectors (WDs).
1 hour and 30 minutes of CPD
On completion of this course trainees will:
Gain awareness of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on SSD and sterilisation services.
Gain an understanding of the relevant guidelines and advice for automated disinfection.
Understand the appropriate considerations when selecting detergents and disinfectants for the instrument and medical device reprocessing.
Be able to appreciate the importance of balancing quick and effective disinfection with good instrument, device and machine care.
Trainees will study one module and nine topic areas. The titles of some of those topics are:
SSD in the COVID-19 era
Contamination in reprocessing
Disinfection against COVID-19
Efficacy vs material compatibility
Disinfection selection: Not all disinfectants are equal
Selecting a detergent
How to switch chemicals
Add members of your team to this course to save time and monitor progress. Each module is followed by a multiple-choice test to assess the understanding of the content. A personalised certificate is generated when all module tests have been completed.