Module 1 - Infection Control under the microscope

The Licensed Decontamination Operative course is intended for staff employed in the health and social care sector, whose role includes the operation of decontamination systems in the facilities in a non-supervisory capacity.

The course concentrates on operating the Hygiene Solutions, Deprox (HPV) decontamination system on a single site as part of a supervised team. We have a separate course for operators of the Hygiene Solutions, Ultra-V decontamination system.

The Licensed Decontamination Operative course is suitable for new staff operating decontamination systems for the first time or to build on existing operator experience. Experienced decontamination services staff will benefit from the course also by widening their underpinning skills and knowledge.

When you are ready to begin, click the "start course" button above.  When you have competed the course a "submit results" button will appear and you need to click this to submit your results to Hygiene Solutions.

Section 1: Learner Details

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Section 2: Equal Opportunities Monitoring

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Section 3: What is the Deprox system?

Module Presentation

 

What are the three major components of the Deprox System?

  • The Main Vapour Generating Unit
  • The Process Monitor
  • The Process Analyser
  • Ultra Violet System

What do each of the major components of the Deprox System do?

Below we have listed the three major components of the Deprox System.
Can you match the component to the description of what it does?

  • The Main Vapour Generating Unit
    is placed inside the sealed room and carries out the decontamination process.
  • The Process Monitor
    is placed outside the room and informs you what stage the process is at.
  • The Process Analyser
    is place inside the room and calculates the volume of vapour required to treat it without making it damp.

Which of the following Deprox System components is placed outside of the sealed room?

What chemical does the Deprox system use?

  • Bleach
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Water

How do you store the Deproxin Chemical?

  • The bottle the correct way up, so it does not leak.
  • Within reach of children.
  • Away from direct sunlight and between (5 Degrees and 50 Degrees).
  • Away from the general public and accessed only by trainer operators.
  • Away from direct sunlight and between (-5 and 5 degrees)

Deproxin is classified as a a chemical which is an irritant and corrosive. Which symbol below is the symbol for irritant?

Which diagram represents the droplet size of the Hydrogen Peroxide vapour produced by the Deprox system?

Traditional ‘fogging’ methods tend to produce only large droplets which have this umbrella effect, treating only the horizontal surfaces. The Deprox system uses high frequency ultrasonic’s to produce a vapour which will travel quickly and easily around the room, treating all surfaces.
  • Traditional 'fogging'
  • Deprox System

What has this operator done to prepare a room for decontamination?

When we are preparing a room for decontamination, we want to exposed as many surfaces as possible. Highlighted below are just a few things this operator has done to set up their room. Can you place thing things the operator has done on the picture of the room below?
  • Mattress turn on its side
  • Floors and surfaces dry
  • Cupboards and draws open
  • Paper towels removed from dispensers
  • Bathroom door held open

Emergency!! Place the marker on the Deprox System Emergency Stop Button!

What are the benefits of the Deprox system?

Hospital Acquired Infections can be  for patients, which gives hospitals very bad publicity and makes patients’ experience of the hospital very . If a patient has a HAI they are probably going to need additional time in hospital and extra care on discharge. This costs the hospital  money.

Hydrogen peroxide vaporising (HPV) has been proven to be an effective method of reducing HAIs, meaning that the Deprox and their operators play a very vital role. 

Put these steps of the Deprox process in the correct order

  • Remove any absorbent materials
  • Position Deprox in the centre of the room
  • Plug in Process Monitor
  • Ensure everyone has left the room
  • Seal the door and display warning sign

What would you do if there was a power cut during a process? Ensure you detail what would happen to the Deprox system and what you as an operator would need to do once the power was back on.

Section 3: Course Feedback

I will be able to apply what I learned to my current/future tasks.

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