Disinfection & Decontamination

Ultrasonic Bath Testing & Validation

Contributes 45 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 of their decontamination equipment.
This course will teach learners to understand what testing and validation are performed on an ultrasonic bath, 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 retake the assessment when you feel confident. 

Aims:

This course will provide learners with the fundamentals of testing and validating an ultrasonic bath within a dental surgery. 

Objectives:

The learner will be able to:

  • Define why a protein test is required on an ultrasonic bath
  • List the necessary parameters of an automatic control test on an ultrasonic bath
  • Explain why a cleaning efficacy test is performed on an ultrasonic bath
  • Identify how to determine a pass or failed result on an ultrasonic activity test
  • Determine how frequently HTM 01-05 requires a protein test to be performed on an ultrasonic bath
  • Explain the differences between a protein residue test and a cleaning efficacy test
  • Describe how to perform all of the validation tests required by HTM 01-05

Learning Outcomes:

Learners will:

  • Comprehend the meaning of testing and validating ultrasonic cleaners
  • Understand what a protein residue test is and how it can be performed on an ultrasonic bath
  • Understand what a cleaning efficacy test is and how it can be performed on an ultrasonic bath
  • Understand what an ultrasonic activity test is and how it can be performed on an ultrasonic bath
  • Understand what an automatic control test is and how it can be performed on an ultrasonic bath