SSD Cleaning & Disinfection

CD04 - Loading Baskets & Carriage Configurations

Contributes 45 minutes to your CPD

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Course Details:

This course will explain how to correctly prepare and layout a tray for the Automated Washer Disinfector. Highlighting different types of instruments to understand how they are best arranged for the most effective cleaning. 

  

You will be provided with a short presentation, followed by an assessment. 

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

If you do not pass, you will have the opportunity to review the content and retake the assessment when you feel confident. 

Aims:

The course will provide learners with an overview of how-to layout trays for the Automated Washer Disinfector and how to load the wash carriage correctly. 

Objectives:

Learners will be able to:

  • Understand the risks associated with receiving potentially contaminated items into the wash area.
  • Understand how to sort and segregate instruments for their required cleaning process. 
  • Explain the issue of shadowing and how to resolve it.
  • Understand the requirements for AWD planned maintenance and testing.
  • Explain the daily AWD test requirements completed by technicians.
  • Understand loading considerations for wash carriages.
  • Explain the requirements for washing sterilization containers in the AWD.

Learning Outcomes:

The learner understands:

  • The risks associated with receiving potentially contaminated items in the wash area.
  • How to manage these wash area risks.
  • How to sort the different types of instrument and prepare them for cleaning.
  • The requirements for a Planned Preventative Maintenance for the AWD.
  • The daily AWD testing completed by technicians.
  • The loading considerations for wash carriages.
  • The requirements for washing sterilization containers in the AWD.