Disinfection & Decontamination

Infection Control Update

Contributes 2 hours to your CPD


(or included in your £37.99 yearly subscription)

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Course Details:

This course provides learners with knowledge around infection control and decontamination in the dental practice.

You will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment. If you achieve 80% or more you pass the course, and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder. If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and take the assessment again when you feel confident. 


The aim of this course is to equip learners with up to date knowledge in all areas of infection control within practice.


Learners will be able to:

  • Identify different causes of infection
  • Recognise the differences between bacteria, viruses, fungi, spores and prions
  • Recall all aspects of preventing infection in a clinical environment
  • Identify the differences between best practice and essential quality requirements
  • Demonstrate a full and comprehensive decontamination process
  • Detail standards around spillages and the procedure for dealing with a spillage
  • Explain their role and their responsibilities within their role
  • Create and maintain comprehensive validation records
  • Detail what will need to be evidenced in an inspection

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • The chain of infection
  • Effective hand hygiene processes
  • Aspects of day to day infection control processes for day to day procedures in a surgery environment
  • All aspects of Blood borne viruses and how to effectively manage injuries  
  • The definition of decontamination
  • What Legionella and Legionellae Infections are 
  • The decontamination processes acceptable under EQR
  • All aspects of a decontamination process
  • The benefits of different methods of decontamination
  • What evidence of testing and validation will be required in an inspection