Technical Guidance for Endoscope Decontamination
This dedicated decontamination workshop will explain the HTM guidance, share understanding on how to approach raised water counts and reveal insider tips for ensuring compliance for endoscope decontamination facilities. If you are unsure of the reasons why your TVC is coming back non-complaint or wish you had a better understanding of how to deal with mycobacterium in your water supply, then this course will help to bring together the latest knowledge from decontamination experts, microbiologists and the wider MDT to end unnecessary shut downs and infections in your endoscopy service.
This unique workshop has been developed to give endoscopy staff a relevant and useful guide to managing and understanding decontamination. If you would benefit from the opportunity to refresh your knowledge of what the guidelines are, what they mean in practice and how they should influence your decision making, then this is the event for you. Come together to learn strategies to:
- Meet the latest standards and guidelines as set out in the Health Technical Memoranda
- Achieve and maintain compliance despite challenges such as water supply
- Deliver a safe environment that presents minimal risks
- Understand infection prevention guidance and develop procedures to follow it
This workshop will illuminate the grey areas for endoscopy decontamination, answering your questions on resolving recurring issues and procedures to follow after non-compliant test results. Book your place today to develop and inform your approach to the technical side of decontamination guidance:
- Benchmark with other NHS services and discover how they respond to alerts and challenges
- Stay up to date with the guidelines, implementing changes clearly and effectively
- Achieve value with a better understanding of repairs and delivering cost-effective change
- Clearly define standards when it comes to signing off on water counts
- Share knowledge amongst a group of supportive likeminded professionals
This specialised endoscopy decontamination course will provide a useful guide to standards, challenges and technical procedures for:
- Endoscopy Unit Managers
- Endoscopy Sisters
- Endoscopy Nurses
- Endoscopy Nurse Managers
- Endoscopy Decontamination Technicians
- Clinical Services Managers
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If you belong to an association or network that is related to endoscopy decontamination, SBK would welcome working with you. We can offer your members or network a discounted rate and a link with your website here:
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This event has been developed through research with delegates from our ‘Meeting Standards for Endoscope Decontamination’ course, held in Leicester in 2017. Feedback from the day included ‘Very valuable day, interesting content’ and ‘Excellent learning, good networking’.
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|9.30||Registration and refreshments|
|10.00||Opening remarks and attendee introductions|
|10.10||Clarification for the HTM guidance: outlining the standards your team should meet|
What is the HTM guidance and which parts are relevant to endoscopy decontamination?
HTM for water standards and testing: mapping the protocol for maintaining quality
How to turn the guidance in to practice: what does best practice decontamination look like?
|11.20||Raised water counts and risk assessments: understanding the issues and implications|
Deciding what counts are okay and why? How a microbiologist makes their risk-based decision
Ensuring safety: is there an official protocol for what happens when a TVC is non-compliant?
Endoscopy staff responsibilities: how should your team respond to risks identified?
|1.30||Ensuring compliance in the case of repeatedly raised TVCs: dealing with large scale inadequacies |
Identifying the source of the problem: pipes, stagnant water supplies and other possible causes
What can be done if mycobacterium is delivered in through the water supply?
Working with infection control, estates and the decontamination MDT: identifying responsibilities
|2.50||Minimising infection outbreaks and improving quality in endoscope decontamination |
Tackling the main causes behind infections stemming from poor device decontamination
Most important factors when setting up a new lab: getting the initial structure right
In the case of an outbreak, how far back should you contact patients? Are there guidelines?
|3.50||Recap of objectives and understanding|
|4.00||Close of day|
Build insight, experience and clarity in to your approach to water quality and risk assessment for endoscopy decontamination with your workshop leader:
This pricing structure applies across this conference and related events
- NHS or Public Sector for one place £399 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for two or three places (each) £299 + VAT
- NHS or Public Sector for four places (each) £279 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation for one place £699 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation two or three places (each) £599 + VAT
- Commercial Organisation four or more places (each) £579 + VAT
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- Bed & Breakfast accommodation for Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre, 25 Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3AE : £105 + VAT (subject to availability. Lower rates may be found by booking directly with on-line accommodation website)
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Holiday Inn Manchester City Centre
25 Aytoun Street, Manchester, M1 3AE, Tel: 0161 2425444.
Holiday Inn Manchester - City Centre is less than one minute walk from Piccadilly Station. Trains run regularly from London Euston, Birmingham, Leeds, Nottingham and Liverpool to Manchester Piccadilly station.
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Certification of Attendance
A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to each participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.
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If you are unable to attend or would like to pick up an additional set of documentation on the day, the event documentation is available for purchase at £89 per set.