LCA 7000 is a City & Guilds accredited one day classroom based Pseudomonas training course designed specifically for candidates who require an introduction to the control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in augmented care units, hospitals and other healthcare premises in accordance with the Department of Health’s Health Technical Memorandum HTM 04-01, including Part C: Pseudomonas aeruginosa – advice for augmented care units.
Who Should Attend this Pseudomonas Training Course?
This Pseudomonas course is ideal for candidates who require an introduction to the control of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in augmented care, hospitals and other healthcare premises in accordance with Health Technical Memorandum HTM 04-01.
Typical candidates will be healthcare facilities managers, infection prevention and control staff, members of the hospital Water Safety Group, design engineers, contractors and those involved in the day to day operation and management of healthcare premises.
The course will give candidates an understanding of the bacteria Pseudomonas, including P. aeruginosa; its occurrence, ecology, transmission, medical conditions associated with infection, and those most at-risk in the population.
This course will also help candidates understand the regulatory environment and recognised guidance, together with the role of the Water Safety Group and Estates, Nursing, Infection Prevention and Control, Medical, and Domestic Facilities departments in the management, control and minimisation of risks associated with Pseudomonas contamination.
Additionally, candidates will develop an understanding of how to assess and pro-actively control / minimise those risks in accordance with HTM 04-01 Part C, including the Pseudomonas risk assessment process, good design considerations, sampling methods, cleaning protocols and the management of equipment.
Course Pre-Qualification Requirements
None, although prior knowledge of infection control procedures and issues associated with good water hygiene in healthcare environments would be of benefit.
- Introduction to Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
- Clinical understanding of Pseudomonas, diseases and those most at risk.
- Pseudomonas in the environment.
- A review of the regulatory environment and recognized guidance concerning the control of Pseudomonas in healthcare premises, including the Health & Safety at Work Act, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health and HTM 04-01.
- The role of the Water Safety Group and other specialists.
- Minimising the risk through effective management and control measures.
- Understanding the risk assessment process.
- Good design and installation considerations.
- Contamination control and effective hygiene.
- Sampling for Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
- Discussion and feedback.
This course concludes with a multiple choice end-test covering the course content identified above, duration 30 minutes.
The success threshold is 70%.
On successful completion of this course candidates can receive a City & Guilds "Certificate of Attainment" titled “Managing Pseudomonas Aeruginosa in Healthcare Premises” – LCA 7000.
This certificate should be retained as evidence of formal training in this subject.
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