Week 1
Principles of Infection Control

  • Disinfectants and gold standard cleaning methods
  • Barrier nursing
  • PPE
  • Environmental swabbing

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Identify components of a gold standard cleaning protocol
  • Appraise a range of disinfectants used in veterinary practice and their uses
  • Examine barrier nursing and its place in infection control procedures
  • Recognise the benefits of environmental swabbing
  • Evaluate PPE and its importance in infection control

 

Week 2
Surgical Instruments

  • Care and maintenance of instruments
  • Sterilisation methods
  • Indication methods

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Implement care and maintenance protocols to prolong the life of surgical instrumentation
  • Compare and contrast a range of sterilisation methods
  • Appraise a range of sterilisation and cleaning monitoring methods to include recording protocols

 

Week 3
Endoscopes

  • Cleaning protocols
  • Care and maintenance

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Recognise care and maintenance of endoscopes
  • Critique cleaning protocols for endoscopy equipment
  • Review routine endoscope checks to ensure a fitness for purpose

 

Week 4
Considerations for Surgery

  • Patient prepping techniques
  • Anaesthesia considerations
  • Post surgical site infections

Learning objectives
After completion of this week, participants should be able to:

  • Identify pre-operative procedures for preparing the surgical patient
  • Understand the role of the surgical checklist and its benefits
  • Analyse the relationship between hypothermia and surgical site infections

 

The course will be fully tutored by Louise Dale and will consist of 10 hours of CPD given in various formats, including tutorials, tasks, case studies, forum discussions and quizzes.

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