Disinfection & Decontamination

Washer Disinfector 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 required for a washer-disinfector, 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 a washer-disinfector within a dental surgery.  

Objectives:

Learners will:

  • Be able to comprehend the meaning of testing and validating washer-disinfectors.
  • Understand what a protein test is and how it can be performed on a washer-disinfector
  • Understand what a cleaning efficacy test is and how it can be performed on a washer-disinfector
  • Understand what an automatic control test is and how it can be performed on a washer-disinfector

Learning Outcomes:

The learner can:

  • Define why a protein test is required on a washer-disinfector
  • List the required parameters of an automatic control test on a washer-disinfector
  • Explain why a cleaning efficacy test is performed on a washer-disinfector
  • Determine the frequency of tests required by HTM 01-05
  • Explain the differences between a protein test and a cleaning efficacy test
  • Describe how to perform all of the validation tests listed within the course objectives