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

What is your full name?

Please type your full name below, including any forenames and surname.

What is the name of the hospital you work at?

We need to know where you work. Below please enter the name of the hospital you work at. If you do not work at a hospital, please enter the name of the site or company you work for.

What is you contact address?

What is your date of birth?

What is your nationality?

Do you have any additional needs?

Have you lived in the UK or other EU country for at least the last three years?

Do you agree to our Data Protection Statement Agreement?

Do you agree to the  learner declaration?

What is your job title?

Section 2: Equal Opportunities Monitoring

How would you describe your gender?

What is your age range?

What is your sexual orientation?

What is your religion or belief?

What is your ethnicity?

What is the highest qualification you currently hold?

Section 3: What is the Deprox system?

Module Presentation

What are the three major components of the Deprox System?

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

–°ombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
The Main Vapour Generating Unit
is placed inside the sealed room and carries out the decontamination process.
The Process Monitor
is place inside the room and calculates the volume of vapour required to treat it without making it damp.
The Process Analyser
is placed outside the room and informs you what stage the process is at.

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

What chemical does the Deprox system use?

How do you store the Deproxin Chemical?

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'
  • Deprox System

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

  • 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?

Put these steps of the Deprox process in the correct order

Ensure everyone has left the room
Position Deprox in the centre of the room
Remove any absorbent materials
Plug in Process Monitor
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.