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
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