Disinfection & Decontamination

Steriliser Testing & Validation

Contributes45 minutes to your CPD

£6.99

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Course Details:

All dental practices are required under HTM 01-05 to perform routine testing and validation on their decontamination equipment.

This course will provide guidance on what testing and validation are required for a benchtop steriliser, why it is required, and how the tests are performed.

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. 

Aims:

This course will provide learners with the fundamentals of testing and validation procedures for a benchtop steriliser required within a dental practice. 

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Comprehend the meaning of testing and validating benchtop sterilisers
  • Understand what a Steam Penetration Test is, and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser
  • Understand what an Automatic Control Test is, and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser
  • Understand what an Air Leakage Test is, and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser
  • Understand what a Residual Air Test is, and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser

Learning Outcomes:

The learner can:

  • Define the differences between the types of benchtop steriliser found within a dental practice
  • List the required parameters of an Automatic Control Test on a benchtop steriliser
  • Explain how to perform a Steam Penetration Test on a vacuum steriliser
  • Identify each pass or fail result for the required tests
  • Determine how frequently HTM 01-05 requires tests to be performed on a benchtop steriliser
  • Describe how to perform all of the Validation Tests listed within the course objectives