Engineering aspects of infection control

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 courses were unfortunately cancelled.  All delegates from 2020 have been offered the option to transfer to the next course in October 2021. 

We are now accepting expressions of interest for 2022 and 2023 courses by email to admin@his.org.uk. 

For the October 2021 course, cancellations will be accepted in writing by email to admin@his.org.uk up until Friday 3 September 2021 and the registration fees will be refunded in full. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations after Friday 3 September 2021 or for delegates who do not attend the course.

This course thoroughly explores those aspects of infection prevention and control where engineering criteria are a vital component.  It includes sessions on specialist ventilation such as that of operating theatres, thermal (surgical instrument) and chemical (endoscope) washer disinfectors, steam sterilisers, healthcare laundry and other aspects of hospital hygiene and decontamination. These are supplemented by discussion sessions, which put the engineering concepts into the context of practical infection control.

 

Objective: Delegates will learn to assess areas where engineering controls have a significant impact on preventing infection transmission in healthcare.  You will gain an understanding of relevant processes as they relate to infection prevention, as well as an ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with engineers and Estates staff.  

Who should attend: The course content is designed to meet the needs of Consultant Medical Microbiologists, Trainee Medical Microbiologists about to take Consultant roles, senior Infection Prevention & Control Nurses and others with practical aspects of infection prevention as their role. 

Previous courses have been accredited with 31 RCPath CPD credits. 

This course is co-convened by Peter Hoffman and Karren Staniforth. 

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