Decontamination and Disinfection. Part 2. Cycle of infection

Posted on 08 April 2016
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Overall aims of this series:

  • Remain up to date with Disinfection and Decontamination procedures, taking into account documents such as HTM0105 and Code of Practice

Overall objectives of this series:

  • Basic requirements for good decontamination practice
  • Pre-sterilisation cleaning and PPE
  • Discuss the Code of Practice relevant contents
  • Look at the implications of the HSE law for resheathing needles
  • Apply the HTM 0701 for waste regulations
  • Revisit handwashing

Aims and objectives of Part 2:

  • Understand the chain of infection AND personal protective equipment
  • What is infection and how infectious agents can spread
  • Understand the chain of infection
  • The importance of waterlines and running waterlines to break the chain of infection
  • Understand the importance of PPE to break the chain of infection
  • Gain knowledge of antibiotics and antibiotic resistance and the difficulties with developing new classes of antibiotics
  • Gain an understanding of personal protective equipment and the importance of each item – gloves, facemasks or visors, aprons, and all other PPE – and their effective usage

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