Categories & Courses

At Isopharm we offer a wide range of courses across several specialised categories

  • EDU & SSD Microbiology

    • MB01 - Basic Microbiology

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course provides a basic understanding of microbiology and why this is important in decontamination. Covering routes of transmission of infection ...

    • MB02 - Infection Prevention & Control

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      Understand of Infection Prevention and Control, how it fits into the decontamination department and your role.

    • MB03 - Hand Hygiene

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course will teach learners how to effectively perform hand hygiene and when this is required to be completed.

    • MB04 - An Introduction to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course outlines the role Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in healthcare facilities and the impact on public health.

  • Endoscopy Decontamination

    • ED01 - PPE for Endoscope Decontamination

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course will cover the requirements of PPE for entering and working in the wash area and clean area for endoscopy decontamination.

    • ED02 - Receipt of endoscopes into department

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course explains the process for the receipt of endoscopes into the department. It will cover the beside clean, visual check and leak test of the ...

    • ED03 - Cleaning & Disinfection of Endoscopes

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course explains the different stages for endoscopy decontamination including manual cleaning and using an EWD.

    • ED04 - Product Release, Storage & Transportation

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course explains the requirements for product release post decontamination. Covering the different possible post decontamination storage options a...

  • SSD Cleaning & Disinfection

    • CD01 - PPE for the Wash Area

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      Complete overview of PPE for the SSD wash area. Understand why we wear it and how it protects you. Full explanations of how to correctly put on your P...

    • CD02 - Risk Management for the receipt of items into the wash area

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This module helps understand how to manage the risk of all items received into an SSD wash area including used items, loan equipment, brand new instru...

    • CD03 - Different Cleaning Processes

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course provides an understanding of the various wash processes completed in the wash area. Covering prewash, manual wash and automated water disi...

    • CD04 - Loading Baskets & Carriage Configurations

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course will explain how to correctly prepare and layout a tray for the Automated Washer Disinfector. Highlighting different types of instruments ...

    • CD05 - Manual Cleaning

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course gives an overview of the different types of manual cleaning processes. The course fully explains how to complete both immersion and non-im...

    • CD06 - How Ultrasonic Washers Work

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      The course will provide learners with an understanding of the types of ultrasonic washers available, of the types of medical devices that are suitable...

  • SSD Inspection, Assembly & Packaging

    • IAP01 - PPE for the IAP Area

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides a complete overview of PPE for the SSD IAP area or clean room. Understand why we wear it and how it protects the instrumentation....

    • IAP02 - Product Check & Release in the IAP

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course covers the required quality checks of instruments after being washed and disinfected, to ensure it is fit for purpose for use on a patient...

    • IAP03 - Tray Assembly & Supplementary Items

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course covers the best way to layout trays for sterilization and for the end user. Also covers the tray checksheet and an overview of supplementa...

    • IAP04 - Sterile Barrier Systems

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course explains the different types of sterile barriers that are available and how to select the correct sterile barrier for different types of i...

    • IAP05 - Wrapping Techniques

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course will show the different types of wrapping methods that should be used for sterile barriers and it provides an understanding of aseptic pre...

    • IAP06 - Labelling & Symbols

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course provides an understanding to the labelling of trays and supplementary instruments. Explanation into what information is required and cover...

  • SSD Sterilization

    • ST01 - PPE for Sterilization Area

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course covers PPE requirements for pre and post sterilization areas. With a key focus on health & safety manual handling.

    • ST02 - Methods of Sterilization Processes

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course covers the main sterilisation methods that SSDs use to make instrumentation safe for patients. Covering the advantages and disadvantages o...

    • ST03 - Pre-Sterilization Checks & Loading Configurations

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course covers all the required checks to ensure the sterilizer is ready for a new load. It also covers how to correctly load sterilizer carriages...

    • ST04 - Parameters for Product Release & Post Sterilization Checks

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course covers all the required checks to ensure the sterilizer has met all required parameters to release the load. Includes physical checks of t...

  • SSD Storage & Distribution

    • SD01 - Principles of Processed Goods Storage

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course explains the required conditions for processed goods area and how this will impact on patient safety.

    • SD02 - Transportation of Medical Devices

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      The course covers the transportation of sterile items from SSDs to the users via transportation trolleys and containers. Also explains how to correctl...

  • EDU & SSD Quality Management Systems & Regulatory Considerations

    • QR01 - Track and Trace Systems

      Highly Recommended

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course explains the purpose and requirements of a track and trace system. How the system can provide additional information to support the depart...

    • QR02 - What is a QMS?

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      Overview of a Quality Management System and the importance of how it relates to your role.

  • Validation Engineer - Process Validation & System Calibration

    • A0 Thermal Disinfection & F0 Thermal Lethality

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course explains the terms A0 relating to thermal disinfection, and F0 relating to thermal lethality, values that test engineers are increasingly ...

    • An Introduction to Validation & Methods of Sterilization

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides a concise historic overview on the development of validation, the stages of validation (DQ/IQ/OQ/PQ), and an overview of steriliz...

    • Difference Between ‘Measurement Uncertainty’ & ‘Limit of Error of Measurement’

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      A complicated issue, ‘Measurement Uncertainties’ are often confused with ‘Limit of Error of Measurement’. This course looks to provide an over...

    • Interference, Bad Earths, & Common Sources of Error

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      Most engineers will at some point experience issues with getting their wired datalogger to run through a test smoothly, with probes ‘spiking’ duri...

    • The Difference Between Bar Gauge & Bar Absolute

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      As a test engineer, it is very important to understand the difference between Bar Gauge and Bar Absolute, as you may find yourself testing either with...

    • Thermocouples – Making & Maintaining

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      Thermocouples are made and used all the time and there is not much more thought needed than that, until they stop working, something that every valida...

    • Thermocouples – Types & Variations Found in Decontamination Validation

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      There are several different types of thermocouple and multiple variations within these types. This course presents the most common, and those used for...

  • Validation Engineer - Process Data Acquisition & Reporting

    • PDA01 - Test Equipment Records within TQSoft

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides a basic understanding of TQSoft Test Equipment Records.

    • PDA02 - Chamber Records within TQSoft

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides a basic understanding of TQSoft Test Equipment Records.

    • PDA03 - Creating and Editing a Channel Configuration within TQSoft

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides an understanding of how to create and edit a Channel Configuration in TQSoft

    • PDA04 - Creating Test Specifications within TQSoft

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes a look at Test Specifications in TQSoft, from what a Test Specification is and how it is important, to how they can be created and a...

    • PDA05 - Performing a test within TQSoft

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes a look at performing a test in TQSoft, what can and can’t be amended during and after the process, and how it relates to other are...

    • PDA06 - Using Wireless Data Loggers within TQSoft

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes a look at using wireless data loggers in TQSoft, how it differs from using a wired kit and tips to speed up the process effectively ...

    • REP01 - Building A Report within IPReports

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides an understanding of how to create and amend a new Report in IPReports.

    • REP02 - Filling in a Report within IPReports

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course provides an understanding of how complete a Report in IPReports .

  • Validation Engineer - Water Testing

    • An Introduction to Pseudomonas Aeruginosa

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course outlines the role Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in healthcare facilities and the impact on public health.

    • Aseptic Technique and Taking Water Samples

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      An understanding of the principles of aseptic technique and how to take water samples safely from a number of sources.

  • Medical Emergencies

    • Medical Emergency: Anaphylaxis

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at anaphylaxis, understand the symptoms and what to do if someone has a anaphylactic shock.

    • Medical Emergency: Angina

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      The aim of this course is to understand the condition of angina, and what to do in the event of an angina attack.

    • Medical Emergency: Asthma

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      The aim of this course is to understand the condition asthma, the triggers associated with asthma, recognise the symptoms and what to do if someone su...

    • Medical Emergency: Diabetes

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      The aim of this course is to be able to recognise and respond to signs of medical emergencies associated with diabetes.

    • Medical Emergency: Fainting

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      The aim of this course is to understand the signs and symptoms of a faint, how to prevent a faint and manage the treatment of a faint.

    • Medical Emergency: Heart Attack

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      The aim of this course is to understand what a heart attack is, how to prevent a heart attack and the symptoms of a heart attack.

    • Medical Emergency: Obstructed Airways (Choking)

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      The aim of this course is to understand the causes and signs of an obstructed airway and what immediate action needs to be taken if someone is choking...

    • Medical Emergency: Seizures

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course aims to provide an understanding of managing seizures, common causes and treatments.

    • Medical Emergency: Sepsis

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at how to manage Sepsis, understand the symptoms and treatment for Sepsis.

    • Medical Emergency: Stroke

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course aims to provide an understanding of a patient suffering from a stroke also known as a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA).

  • Health & Safety

    • Display Screen Equipment

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course aims to raise awareness of how Display Screen Equipment (DSE) use can cause injuries, and what measures can be taken to reduce exposure.

    • Fire Awareness Education

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at fire safety and the importance of understanding surrounding legislation.

    • Fundamentals of the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH)

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course will raise COSHH awareness and identify the necessary measures that can be adopted in a workplace to reduce the risk to those who may be a...

    • Health & Safety - Basic Information

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course aims to provide basic information and awareness of health and safety principles in the workplace.

    • Manual Handling

      This course will take you approx. 25 minutes to complete.

      This course intends to provide a basis to further develop the learner's experience in performing manual handling assessments and how to adopt suitable...

    • RIDDOR: Reporting of Injuries, Diseases & Dangerous Occurrences Regulations

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course aims to provide information and instruction to raise awareness of what duties apply under RIDDOR.

    • Risk Assessment

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course intends to provide a solid base for understanding risk assessments in the workplace to develop the topic's skills and experience further.

    • Safety Signage

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at how health and safety instructions are communicated via signage within the workplace.

    • Slips, Trips, and Falls

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course provides delegates with basic awareness to help promote a positive safety culture within the workplace to reduce hazards and ultimately, i...

    • Workplace Disability Awareness

      This course will take you approx. 20 minutes to complete.

      This course provides an understanding of the basic legislation and requirements for raising awareness of disabilities in the workplace.

  • Staff Development

    • Essential Communication Skills

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course highlights the importance of good communication skills with both team members and patients, how to understand different communication styl...

    • How to Provide Feedback

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at how to provide productive and effective feedback.

    • Leadership Management

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look a the differences between a manager and a leader detailing the skill set required for each role.

    • Professionalism in Face-to-Face Communication

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at one-to-one communication at work, and the techniques used for presenting information during a team meeting.

    • Staff Discipline and Grievance Measures

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at the need for departments to manage disciplinary and grievance processes.

    • Stress Management

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at what stress is and suitable coping strategies, enabling the learner to improve their day to day stress levels.

    • Time Management Skills

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at how professionals can improve their time management.

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  • Staff & HR

    • HR: Annual Leave Procedures and Policy

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in depth look at annual leave and the relevant regulation surrounding this topic.

    • HR: Conflict Management

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course considers three well establish sociological theories and takes an in-depth look at how to deal with difficult colleagues.

    • HR: Dealing with Grievance

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in depth look at the grievance procedure and the relevant regulation surrounding this topic.

    • HR: Lone Working

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in depth look at lone working and implementing safe systems within a department.

    • HR: Managing Absence

      This course will take you approx. 30 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in depth look at managing absence and implementation of policies and procedures.

    • HR: Maternity, Paternity & Adoption

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes you through all aspects surrounding maternity leave and pay, paternity leave and pay and adoption leave and pay.

    • HR: Staff Induction

      This course will take you approx. 45 minutes to complete.

      This course takes an in-depth look at the process and the benefits associated with an effective staff induction.

    • HR: Understanding Equality & Discrimination

      This course will take you approx. 1 hour to complete.

      This course takes an in depth look at understanding equality and discrimination in the work place.

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    The Team

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    Beverley Mitton
    Laboratory & Training Sales Manager

    Beverley has worked in the decontamination industry for over 14 years. Working within private decontamination supercentres and manufacturers of sterile barriers.
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    David Brighton
    Validation Systems & Sales Manager

    with over 10 years’ experience in decontamination process validation at Isopharm, Dave is a regular contact for CP(D)’s and AP(D)’s looking for a point of view.
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    Matthew Hardy
    Technical Support

    Matt brings over eight years experience in supporting healthcare professionals with Isopharm software and online training platforms.
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    Scott Weldon
    Technical Support

    Scott brings over three years experience in supporting healthcare professionals with Isopharm software and online training platforms.
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    Howard Walker
    Graphics & Studio Manager

    Howard leads the team responsible for Hospital CPD online graphics and imagery.