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20/30 Meducation is a specialist training facility linked to 20/30 Labs. 20/30 Meducation offer a range of training courses to compliment the testing carried out by 20/30 Labs, and enhance the understanding of key personnel involved in the decontamination of medical devices and water management.

Our training courses can be carried out at the location of your choice, however we run several study days at our premises where you are able to go into the lab and see the testing carried out in person.

 

Basic Microbiology – Endoscopy

This CPD-certified [download certificate here] course is tailored for those involved in Endoscopy and the decontamination of endoscopes and covers the testing carried out on the washer-disinfectors, storage cabinets and associated equipment.  The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of the principles of microbiology, the techniques used to identify and categorise microorganisms and learn about those microorganisms that are of specific concern in Endoscopy testing.  The course also looks at the principles of aseptic techniques to use when taking samples, such as final rinse water samples, to ensure that contamination is not accidentally introduced.

Learning outcomes will include:-

  • An understanding of the classification techniques for microbiology and their relevance
  • Knowledge of those organisms that are relevant within the Endoscopy decontamination environment including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Environmental Mycobacteria
  • An understanding of the standards and guidance surrounding the testing and surveillance regimes within hospitals, in particular the control of microorganisms in water used for endoscope disinfection.
  • Aseptic techniques for taking samples

Please click here to download the booking form for our study day, or please contact us if you wish to arrange specific training at another date or location.

Basic Microbiology – Sterile Services

This course is tailored for those involved in the decontamination of medical devices and the maintenance of sterile services.  The course covers the periodic testing of instrument washer-disinfectors, and steam steriliser/autoclaves. The course also covers bioburden and sterility testing of medical devices and the environmental monitoring of cleanrooms.

The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of the principles of microbiology, the techniques used to identify and categorise microorganisms and learn about those microorganisms that are of interest when discussing microbiological testing associated with Sterile Services.  The course also looks at the principles of aseptic techniques to use when taking samples, to ensure that contamination is not accidentally introduced.

Learning outcomes will include:-

  • An understanding of the classification techniques for microbiology and their relevance
  • Knowledge of those organisms that are relevant within the medical device decontamination environment including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus
  • An understanding of the standards and guidance surrounding the microbiological testing and surveillance regimes within Sterile Services.
  • Aseptic techniques for taking samples

Please click here to download the booking form for our study day, or please contact us if you wish to arrange specific training at another date or location.

Potable Water Testing Study Day

This CPD-certified [download certificate here] course provides an overview of potable water testing and would be suitable for a range of people responsible for water management, from Estates Departments, to Water Sampling Technicians or Water Management Companies.  The aim of the course is to provide a greater understanding of the principles of microbiology, the techniques used to identify and categorise microorganisms such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and learn about why those microorganisms are of concern.  The course also covers principles of aseptic sampling techniques, to help reduce the risk contamination when taking samples such as pool samples.

Learning outcomes will include:-

  • An understanding of the classification techniques for microbiology and their relevance
  • Knowledge of those organisms that are relevant within Potable Water Testing including Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa
  • An understanding of the methods for testing sampling and how to interpret results.
  • Aseptic techniques for taking samples

Please click here to download the booking form for our Potable Water Testing study day, or please contact us if you wish to arrange specific training at another date or location.

Microbiological Testing for Engineers

A training course to provide engineers responsible for servicing and maintaining decontamination equipment with a basic understanding of microbiology, training in how to take the necessary water samples including instruction on aseptic techniques and how to use 20/30 Labs sampling kits to perform routine machine testing including the use of surrogate devices.  The aim of this course is to provide engineers with the training required to effectively sample machines for microbiological testing whilst reducing the risk of sample contamination.

Learning outcomes will include:-

  • An understanding of basic microbiology including microorganisms of interest within the healthcare setting
  • Ability to use 20/30 Labs test kits correctly
  • Ability to sample machines safely and effectively without contaminating water samples
  • Ability to interpret 20/30 Labs test reports

20/30 Meducation are also happy to tailor training courses to your specific requirements. Please contact us for more information.

Hospital Analysis

A vast suite of standard and specialist analyses are available. Read More

Potable Water Testing

A range of tests available as required by the MODW and HTM 04-01. Read More

Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

The detection and enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa according to HTM 04-01 and the MODW. Read More

Legionella Testing

Accredited to ISO 11731-2:2008 to carry out detection and enumeration of Legionella. Read More

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Upcoming Events

  1. Basic Microbiology Study Day

    November 22 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  2. Basic Microbiology Study Day

    December 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations of free of charge spaces with less than 30 days` notice prior to the day will incur a £100.00 if you wish to be rebooked on another date.