Infection Control: Decontamination - Online course

Infection Control: Decontamination

To fulfil our professional responsibilities and our duty of care, we need to undertake infection control and decontamination processes to provide a safe working environment for our patients and all practice team members. We need to protect our patients and all team members from cross infection and reduce the transmission of blood-borne viruses and SARS-CoV-2.

This e-learning course will provide you with a clear understanding of why we need infection control and decontamination procedures and how we can achieve robust infection control measures with the dental practice.

The aim of this online course is to update members of the dental team on infection control and decontamination processes and procedures. This course will help members of the dental team achieve their Enhanced CPD requirements in an engaging and helpful format.

The objective of this course is to help members of the dental team achieve their Enhanced CPD requirements in an engaging and helpful format.

The objective of this course is to provide a better understanding of:

  • Why we need to undertake infection control and decontamination processes.
  • When we should undertake testing and validation.
  • How we can ensure we provide a clean and hygienic environment that is safe for our patients and our team members.
  • Where decontamination processes should be undertaken.
  • Who tells us what we need to do.
  • Decontamination procedures:
    • Pre-sterilisation.
    • Inspection.
    • Sterilisation.
    • Aseptic storage.

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HTM01-05

Course Curriculum

  • Decontamination
    5 minutes
  • The decontamination flowchart
    5 minutes
  • Decontamination procedure
    5 minutes
  • Transportation
    5 minutes
  • Decontamination area layout
    5 minutes
  • Decontamination area signage
    5 minutes
  • Stage 1: Pre-sterilisation cleaning
    5 minutes
  • Washer-disinfectors
    5 minutes
  • Manual cleaning
    5 minutes
  • Ultrasonic cleaning
    5 minutes
  • Stage 2: Inspection
    5 minutes
  • Stage 3: Sterilisation
    5 minutes
  • Vacuum autoclaves
    5 minutes
  • Non-vacuum autoclaves
    5 minutes
  • Autoclave validation
    5 minutes
  • Handpiece pre-cleaning and sterilisation regime
    5 minutes
  • Burs
    5 minutes
  • Stage 4: Aseptic storage
    5 minutes
  • Decontamination equipment validation, servicing and inspection
    5 minutes
  • Ultrasonic bath checks and logs
    5 minutes
  • Washer-disinfector checks and logs
    5 minutes
  • Infection Control: Decontamination
    10 questions
  • Course Feedback and Reflective Learning
    5 minutes

Your GDPR Course includes

Up-to-date information

Our course material is both current and relevant; verified by leaders in the dental industry.

Various media

We use a combination of text, imagery, videos and presentations to help you get the most out of this course.

Course downloads

This course features documents for you to download and use in your dental practice.

Post-course feedback

Upon completion of the course you are required to complete a short feedback survey.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course begins when you are ready. Although the course duration is 60 minutes, you can work at your own pace, and your progress is saved automatically.

How long do I have access to the course?

After registering for the course, you have 365 days to access the course.

Does the course have a test?

Yes. There is a short assessment at the end of the course. You must achieve 80% or more to pass the course. If you do not pass, you have the opportunity to review the content and re-take the assessment when you are ready.

Does the course offer a certificate upon completion?

Yes. Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a personalised certificate. This is saved to your personal dashboard. You can download and print this certificate when you require it. In addition, you are also credited with a digital badge that will feature in your personal dashboard.

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