Washer Disinfectors – Periodic Testing
Issued by City & Guilds
This course has been developed for National Health Service staff or contractors required to carry out periodic testing of surgical instrument washer-disinfectors employing thermal disinfection as defined in NHS guidance.Additional Details
Through closed book assessment, the learner showed an understanding of the principles of decontamination in healthcare sterile services, relevant technical standards and NHS guidance publications and general operating requirements for various types of washer-disinfector.
Through an open book practical assessment, the learner showed an understanding of weekly testing, quarterly testing and ultrasonic activity test.
Through a workbook conducted throughout the duration of the course the learner identified the frequency tests are to be performed and quarterly routine tests recommended in the HTM. They showed an understanding of cleaning efficacy tests, water hardness tests, general evidence of soil checks, thermometric test equipment and engineering services checked during annual testing.