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This presentation covers the following:​​

Principles of infection control

Pathogen groups, bacteria, viruses and prions - Including implications of COVID

Water quality in surgery

Maintaining an effective working environment

This presentation covers the following:​​

Principles of infection control

Pathogen groups, bacteria, viruses and prions - Including implications of COVID

Water quality in surgery

Maintaining an effective working environment

Decontamination room requires 

Roles and responsibilites

Ultrasonic and Washer disinfector requirements including testing and validation

Manual cleaning

Steam steriliser requirements and testing and validation

This presentation covers the following:

An in-depth understanding of biofilm will aid dental professionals in cross-infection. This course will provide learners with the fundamentals of biofilm. 

Understand what biofilm is
Know how to eliminate biofilm
Understand how biofilm is formed

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This course will provide learners with the essentials around what legionella is and how to prevent and control the risks associated. The course outlines the requirements and frequency of a legionella risk assessment.

Define what legionella is, and the potential sources of bacteria
Outline the conditions in which legionella thrives, and dislikes
Explain the health risks associated with legionnaires disease, highlighting those most susceptible
Identify the testing requirements for the practice's water system, as per the risk assessment
Highlight the need to have a risk assessment in place, and the frequency it is required to be performed

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This course will teach learners how to perform hand hygiene and comply with the associated legislation effectively.

List the correct stages for performing a clinical hand wash
List the correct stages for performing a hand rub
Outline what nail care is appropriate
List when hand hygiene is required

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Comprehend the importance of high standards for environmental cleanliness and hygiene.
Understand what the term ‘environment’ refers to within a dental practice.
Understand potential sources of cross-infection within a dental practice environment.
Understand training requirements for environmental cleaning.

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Comprehend the meaning of testing and validating benchtop sterilisers
Understand what a Steam Penetration Test is and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser
Understand what an Automatic Control Test is and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser
Understand what an Air Leakage Test is and how it can be performed on a benchtop steriliser

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Define why a protein test is required on an ultrasonic bath and WD
Explain why a cleaning efficacy test is performed on an ultrasonic bath and WD
Identify how to determine a pass or failed result on an ultrasonic activity test and WD
Determine how frequently Uk Guidance requires a protein test to be performed on an ultrasonic bath and WD
Explain the differences between a protein residue test and a cleaning efficacy test
Describe how to perform all of the validation tests required by UK Guidance

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This course aims to provide learners with an understanding of dental handpieces and highlight the importance of good care and maintenance.

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For each of the above you will be presented with a short presentation followed by an assessment.

If you achieve 80% or more, you pass the course and will receive a printable certificate to place in your CPD folder.