This specialised endoscopy decontamination online workshop will present you with the opportunity to refresh your knowledge of the latest guidelines, discover updates on electronic tracking systems and determine how to achieve efficient retention times.
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5 hours Continuing Professional Development: what you will learn
Take away practical approaches with this relevant and useful guide for managing and understanding decontamination:
- Discover how other teams respond to alerts and challenges
- Improve your understanding of JAG guidelines
- Adapt to the pandemic environment
- Implement robust track and trace procedures to ensure an accurate audit trail
- Understand what is needed in your service to achieve ISO 13485
- Define standards to improve infection control
- Prepare for recall protocols
- Explore practical approaches to minimise infection outbreaks
Attend this online NHS event from the comfort of your own home
This specialised endoscopy decontamination online workshop will provide a useful guide to standards, challenges and technical procedures, plus you can:
- Meeting each other – turning on your videos and microphones in the breakout rooms
- Listening and watching presentations and speakers’ Q&A – in the main workshop with your leader
- Taking part in facilitated interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
- Feedbacking and engaging – using the chat box to share content in the main workshop
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Helen Campbell, Chair of Southwest Branch and Shadow Director of Education, Institute of Decontamination Science
|Improving JAG and ISO 13485|
Following JAG guidelines: understanding and overcoming the common challenges
Your questions and answers with the leader
Interactive discussion: How can your service develop the role of endoscopy decontamination technicians?
Interactive discussion feedback: How can your service develop the role of endoscopy decontamination technicians?
|Proving robust tracking|
Improving tracking and tracing: guidance on Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) for your trust
Your questions and answers with the leader
Interactive discussion: How can sterile services overcome the challenges of COVID-19?
Screen lunch break
Interactive discussion feedback: How can sterile services overcome the challenges of COVID-19?
|Updating Quality Management Systems|
How to achieve ISO 13485: what you need to know
Your questions and answers with the leader
Interactive discussion: How can you progress your decontamination service?
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback to the chair. Discuss the future for decontamination services:
Interactive discussion feedback: How can you progress your decontamination service?
Practical approach for advancing your infection control and minimising outbreaks
Question and answer sessions and recap of objectives and understanding
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day
Share in first-hand experience
Helen Campbell from the Institute of Decontamination Science has been described as a “Very interesting, invigorating and a great knowledgeable speaker with lots of experiences to share and allows great networking input and forward thinking” as well as a “Fantastic, approachable educator”:
Helen started work in Sterile Services in June 2000 writing the quality system and obtaining accreditation to ISO 13485 in 2005. She moved department in 2008 and was asked to look at endoscopy. The machines were out of action more than they were working, this lead to a steep learning curve reading standards, attending training courses and obtaining advice from the AEd. This was the beginning of Helen’s interest in endoscopy, looking at reports, water results, environmental conditions, writing SOP’s and staff competencies.
The machines they had were old and out of date; a decision was made to build a new department. Helen was asked to lead this with architects, Nurses and estates. They developed a plan based on HBN13 to ensure the unit was futureproofed, which was approved by the Trust. The build took approximately 1 year with the need for an electricity sub-station, additional softeners, air handling unit and was not without its difficulty, but on a positive, Helen did develop a very good relationship with estates.
On opening the unit they recruited endoscopy decontamination technicians, this allowed them to arrange the training and encourage staff to obtain qualifications. Helen moved to Portsmouth in December 2016 managing the Sterile Service and endoscopy decontamination department. This is as usual a challenge with water, RO and old machinery business case to write and issues to sort.
Helen became the Director of Education for the Institute of Decontamination Science in April 2018, and is working with the National School of Healthcare Science in Birmingham to develop qualifications within decontamination.
- £299 + VAT for one NHS or public sector place
- £249 + VAT (each) for two or three NHS or public sector places
- £599 + VAT for one commercial organisation place
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This specialised endoscopy decontamination online workshop will provide a useful guide to standards, challenges and technical procedures and has been designed for attendance from:
- Endoscopy Technicians
- Sterile Services Manager and Deputy Manager HSSD
- Decontamination Manager and Endoscopy Decontamination Supervisor
- Clinical Support Worker and Senior Clinical Support Worker
- Endoscopy Sister and Staff Nurse
- Director of Decontamination Services
Past attendee feedback
“Good overview of endoscopy requirements covered a lot of ground but at a good pace”Gateshead NHS Foundation Trust, Endoscopy Decontamination for Users and Operators, February 2021
"Thought-provoking. Has definitely given me a lot of information that I can use to improve the practice in my Unit"Queen Victoria Hospital, Interpreting Technical Guidance for Endoscope Decontamination, Southampton 2019
“Speaker very knowledgeable and the content was delivered in an approachable way”Royal Shrewsbury NHS Foundation Trust, Endoscopy Decontamination for Users and Operators, February 2021
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