Thu 21 Oct 2021 09:30-15:10
Online Workshop

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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Endoscopy Decontamination for Users and Operators
Online 5 hours From £249+VAT

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
9:30
Join, tech support and opportunity to network in breakout rooms
10:00
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
10:10
Following JAG guidelines: understanding and overcoming the common challenges
  • Benchmarking and defining high-quality, safe and appropriate endoscopy service
  • Supporting your MDT: how to support and ensure a motivated workforce
  • How guidance and legislation helps: JAG recommendations, HTM 01-06 and ISO 15883:4 0101
10:40
Your questions and answers with the leader
  • Your chance to ask questions to cement your knowledge, plus an opportunity for you to share your experiences and gain support and guidance from other attendees
10:50
Interactive discussion: How can your service develop the role of endoscopy decontamination technicians?
  • Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback with the course leader
11:10
Screen break
11:20
Interactive discussion feedback: How can your service develop the role of endoscopy decontamination technicians?
  • Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
Proving robust tracking
11:30
Improving tracking and tracing: guidance on Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) for your trust
  • Retention times: how long do you keep records and where?
  • Ensuring your audit trail is accurate all the way through
  • What to do if there is a recall: following the correct procedures and protocols
12:00
Your questions and answers with the leader
  • Your chance to ask questions to cement your knowledge, plus an opportunity for you to share your experiences and gain support and guidance from other attendees
12:10
Interactive discussion: How can sterile services overcome the challenges of COVID-19?
  • Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to your chair.
12:30
Screen lunch break
1:00
Interactive discussion feedback: How can sterile services overcome the challenges of COVID-19?
  • Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
Updating Quality Management Systems
1:10
How to achieve ISO 13485: what you need to know
  • NICE guideline update: ensuring compliance and understanding of different types of endoscopes
  • Why have an endoscopy decontamination technician? Applying for and justifying funding
  • Understanding retention times: how long to keep your records and where
1:40
Your questions and answers with the leader
  • Your chance to ask questions to cement your knowledge, plus an opportunity for you to share your experiences and gain support and guidance from other attendees
1:50
Interactive discussion: How can you progress your decontamination service?
  • What new ideas to do you have to tackle the increasing work load?
  • How can you streamline your service?
  • What does good practice look like?
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:
2:10
Screen break
2:20
Interactive discussion feedback: How can you progress your decontamination service?
  • Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
2:30
Practical approach for advancing your infection control and minimising outbreaks
  • Understanding infection incidents and an insight into MHRA alerts
  • Managing a bedside cleaning kit: understanding compliance and tackling infection
  • Complying to working instructions and quality control produces to eliminate infection
3:00
Question and answer sessions and recap of objectives and understanding
  • Take this time to consider the main messages of the day and create a toolkit of new strategies to implement in your service.
3:10
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”:


Job Title:
Chair of Wales and Southwest Branch of the IDSc and Shadow Director of Education
Organisation
Institute for Decontamination Science
Biography

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.

Pricing structure

  • £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

Commercial companies are also invited to sponsor this day, please email Sarah Kemm for further details.

If your funding has not yet been secured or you would like to hold your place with no obligation whilst waiting for your study leave to be approved, you can reserve your place with us. Please email the reservations team at SBK Healthcare with your details:

  • Booking contact: name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Event(s) to reserve for: Title, date
  • Delegate details (for each delegate): name, job title, department, email and telephone number
  • Organisation details: name and address

Alternatively you can make a confirmed booking by emailing the above information to the bookings team 

Once you have booked your place, SBK Healthcare will correspond with you using the email address you provided at the time of booking. Within one week of the online workshop taking place, you will be sent final details of the course including a full agenda, programme timings and your Zoom joining instructions. This email will include a joining link that can be used to access the workshop.

If you have not received your email two days before your event, do check your junk folder then contact SBK Healthcare on 01732 897788.

Practice sessions are available and you will be sent an invitation to join one of our delegate practice sessions. These are optional but great if you are unsure of whether your camera and microphone will work on Zoom. We hold several one hour practice sessions across the week when a member of SBK Healthcare staff will be waiting in Zoom to assist you. Please do pop in, say hello and make sure you are all set for the day.

On the day, when registration starts, you will be able to join the workshop by initially entering a waiting room when there may be a short wait. In groups of between 6-10 people, you will be admitted into the main workshop room to be greeted by a member of SBK staff. In the same group you will be taken into a breakout room and asked to turn on your video and microphone. A member of the SBK team will get your group started with some orientation tasks and ‘ice breaker’ topics, before leaving you to network.

When you are automatically brought back into the main room for the start of the workshop, you will be asked to turn off your camera and microphone so that the chair can start the forum. During each presentation you will be able to ask questions in the chat box function. The forum will include screen breaks, as well as topic themed interactive sessions which will take place in the breakout rooms.

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Certification of attendance

A certificate for Continuing Professional Development will be given to every fully registered participant who completes the course, as a record of your continuing professional training and development.

Registration fees

You will be sent an instant payment option or invoice on registration. Your payment is required in advance. If your fee has not been received prior to the event, and you are not able to provide a PO or proof of payment, you will be asked to make a credit or debit card payment on the day.

Modify registration

To let us know if your details are not correct when you have already registered, please email the bookings team.

Cancellations and substitutions

A full refund of fees will be made only for cancellations received within the first 48 hours of the booking being made. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing by emailing the bookings team. Should you need to cancel your registration after this date, the registration fee remains payable in its entirety although a substitution will be accepted and conference documentation will be provided. Substitution attendees for delegates unable to attend after registering are acceptable at any time.

Event changes

It may be necessary for reasons beyond the control of the conference organisers to alter the content, speakers or the timing of the programme. We will endeavour to keep you abreast of such changes but any unavoidable change to the format will not constitute a reason to refund the fee. Should the event be postponed, we will endeavour to reschedule the event. If, for reasons beyond the control of the conference organiser, the event is cancelled, a full refund will be made. We do not accept any liability for any incurred costs resulting from a postponement or cancellation.

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Expected attendees

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

In 2019, Helen Campbell led an excellent and interactive workshop on 'Interpreting Technical Guidance for Endoscope Decontamination'. But don’t take our word for how much the attendees enjoy this training:

“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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An online forum like no other…

A live event that will feature leading presentations, interactive breakout rooms, and compelling Q&A discussions

As a sponsor you will have the opportunity to present your product or service, be a ‘face’ of the event and meet your audience face-to-face to discuss their experiences, interests and key concerns.

To find out more about sponsorship contact Sarah Kemm on 01732 897788 or you can email Sarah. Your organisation could be sponsoring this forum today!

Branding, marketing and education opportunities include...

  • Your organisation featuring on this forum website as ‘sponsored by’; including your logo, promotional text and links to your URL
  • 5 minutes presentation time during the main conference and taking part in the related speaker Q&A
  • Unique opportunity for the sponsored presenter to moderate one of the interactive breakout rooms
  • Additional company representatives can attend the online conference and meet the attendees during the interactive sessions in the breakout rooms
  • Your logo or company name will be included in all correspondence we send to registrations and all promotional emails sent out when marketing
  • Your support and sponsorship will be recognised when you are thanked at the opening and closing of the online forum as well as your logo featuring on the opening and closing slides
  • All sponsors will receive a copy of the registration and attendee list
  • Plus: a one-off option to add your question to the registration form, asking if attendees would like to share their email address with you so you can keep them informed after the online forum

Sponsor this forum and be part of a quality interactive event...

But don't take our word for it. We have had some excellent feedback from attendees to the forums that have been held to date:

"Forum was managed extremely well, and very professional"

IAPT National Networking Online Forum 2021 - 21st January 2021

“I am sure like everyone else I was apprehensive with going online, not sure how we could network, the ability for all participant's to participate and the quality of the presentations - all my fears were diminished this turned in to be a great day, networking, leading and sharing still occurred and links still formed. The presentations were excellent and the quality of the forum and set up great and so easy to follow and timing excellent.”

Reduce Paediatric Emergency Attendance Online Conference – 8th October 2020

“The conference has been far more engaging than in a conference centre. This I think is because of the ability to participate in chat throughout and the use of the breakout discussions.” “Excellent day! Organisation was great - loved the break out rooms for chat. Virtual chat added another really useful way to interact during the day, which isn't available to us at the physical conferences.”

Leading Change in Clinical Coding Online Conference - 11th September 2020

"Very informative, lots of opportunity for discussions and very well organised virtually"

Providing Support for Children on Long Term Ventilation - Tuesday 9th March 2021

"I enjoyed the group chats networking listening to others experiences, I also like that there was a lead on each group so the chats were influenced and no awkward silences that can occur on web meets. I thought the larger talks were really good and easy to listen to."

Modernising Outpatient Services Online Conference – 16th September 2020

“This is my first experience of an online conference and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wasn't sure what to expect. Would recommend to colleagues to attend future events” “This has to be the best online conference I have been to, I really enjoyed the breakout rooms.”

Advancing Ulcer Care Management Online Forum – 29th September 2020

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