Mon 7 Feb 2022 09:30-15:10
Online Workshop

This online workshop has now taken place. Designed to give attendees the opportunity to refresh their knowledge on the latest guidelines, discover updates on electronic tracking systems and determine how to achieve efficient retention time, this online workshop offered an interactive platform to learn and network.

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Endoscopy Decontamination for Users and Operators
5 hours Past workshop

5 hours Continuing Professional Development

With practical approaches explored, this online workshop was a relevant and useful guide for managing and understanding decontamination. With specific focus on:

  • Discovering how other teams respond to alerts and challenges
  • Improving understanding of JAG guidelines
  • Adapting to the pandemic environment
  • Implementing robust track and trace procedures to ensure an accurate audit trail
  • Understanding what is needed to achieve ISO 13485
  • Defining standards to improve infection control
  • Preparing for recall protocols
  • Exploring practical approaches to minimise infection outbreaks
10:00
Introduction, instructions and leader’s opening remarks
Helen Campbell, Chair of Southwest Branch and Director of Education, Institute of Decontamination Science
Improving JAG and ISO 13485
10:10
Following JAG guidelines: understanding and overcoming the common challenges
  • Benchmarking and defining high-quality, safe and appropriate endoscopy service
  • Supporting your MDT: how to support and ensure a motivated workforce
  • How guidance and legislation helps: JAG recommendations, HTM 01-06 and ISO 15883:4 0101
10:40
Your questions and answers with the leader
  • Your chance to ask questions to cement your knowledge, plus an opportunity for you to share your experiences and gain support and guidance from other attendees
10:50
Interactive discussion: How can your service develop the role of endoscopy decontamination technicians?
  • Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback with the course leader
11:10
Screen break
11:20
Interactive discussion feedback: How can your service develop the role of endoscopy decontamination technicians?
  • Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
Proving robust tracking
11:30
Improving tracking and tracing: guidance on Getting It Right First Time (GIRFT) for your trust
  • Retention times: how long do you keep records and where?
  • Ensuring your audit trail is accurate all the way through
  • What to do if there is a recall: following the correct procedures and protocols
12:00
Your questions and answers with the leader
  • Your chance to ask questions to cement your knowledge, plus an opportunity for you to share your experiences and gain support and guidance from other attendees
12:10
Interactive discussion: How can sterile services overcome the challenges of COVID-19?
  • Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to your chair.
12:30
Screen lunch break
1:00
Interactive discussion feedback: How can sterile services overcome the challenges of COVID-19?
  • Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
Updating Quality Management Systems
1:10
How to achieve ISO 13485: what you need to know
  • NICE guideline update: ensuring compliance and understanding of different types of endoscopes
  • Why have an endoscopy decontamination technician? Applying for and justifying funding
  • Understanding retention times: how long to keep your records and where
1:40
Your questions and answers with the leader
  • Your chance to ask questions to cement your knowledge, plus an opportunity for you to share your experiences and gain support and guidance from other attendees
1:50
Interactive discussion: How can you progress your decontamination service?
  • What new ideas to do you have to tackle the increasing work load?
  • How can you streamline your service?
  • What does good practice look like?
Opportunity for attendees to share their experiences in meeting rooms, then return to the main conference to feedback to the chair. Discuss the future for decontamination services:
2:10
Screen break
2:20
Interactive discussion feedback: How can you progress your decontamination service?
  • Your opportunity to feedback what has been discussed and learnt in the individual breakout rooms.
2:30
Practical approach for advancing your infection control and minimising outbreaks
  • Understanding infection incidents and an insight into MHRA alerts
  • Managing a bedside cleaning kit: understanding compliance and tackling infection
  • Complying to working instructions and quality control produces to eliminate infection
3:00
Question and answer sessions and recap of objectives and understanding
  • Take this time to consider the main messages of the day and create a toolkit of new strategies to implement in your service.
3:10
Chair’s closing remarks and close of day

Share in first-hand experience

Helen Campbell from the Institute of Decontamination Science was described as a “Very interesting, invigorating and a great knowledgeable speaker with lots of experiences to share and allows great networking input and forward thinking” as well as a “Fantastic, approachable educator”:


Job Title:
Chair of Southwest Branch and Director of Education
Organisation
Institute for Decontamination Science
Biography

Helen started work in Sterile Services in June 2000 writing the quality system and obtaining accreditation to ISO 13485 in 2005. She moved department in 2008 and was asked to look at endoscopy. The machines were out of action more than they were working, this lead to a steep learning curve reading standards, attending training courses and obtaining advice from the AEd. This was the beginning of Helen’s interest in endoscopy, looking at reports, water results, environmental conditions, writing SOP’s and staff competencies.

The machines they had were old and out of date; a decision was made to build a new department. Helen was asked to lead this with architects, Nurses and estates. They developed a plan based on HBN13 to ensure the unit was futureproofed, which was approved by the Trust. The build took approximately 1 year with the need for an electricity sub-station, additional softeners, air handling unit and was not without its difficulty, but on a positive, Helen did develop a very good relationship with estates.

On opening the unit they recruited endoscopy decontamination technicians, this allowed them to arrange the training and encourage staff to obtain qualifications. Helen moved to Portsmouth in December 2016 managing the Sterile Service and endoscopy decontamination department. This is as usual a challenge with water, RO and old machinery business case to write and issues to sort.

Helen became the Director of Education for the Institute of Decontamination Science in April 2018, and is working with the National School of Healthcare Science in Birmingham to develop qualifications within decontamination.

Past attendee feedback

Held as an interactive online forum, here is some feedback on the excellent content from the professionals who attended:

‘I feel that the forum was very informative and Helen answered all the questions very well’

Salford Royal Foundation Trust

‘All the presentations were excellent’

MTW NHS Endoscopy Maidstone

‘I thought Helen was very good’

The Shewsbury and Telford Hospital

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Who came?

The following is an insight into the job titles and organisations who came to the Endoscopy Decontamination for Users and Operators workshop when it was held on Monday 7th February 2022.

Job titles: 

  • Chair of Southwest Branch and Shadow Director of Education 
  • Senior Clinical Support Worker 
  • Endoscopy Processing Unit Manager 
  • Senior Endoscopy Technician & Decontamination Assistant

Organisations: 

  • Institute of Decontamination Science
  • Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust
  • The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust