Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Flexible Endoscopes

Module details

Title:
Decontamination of Reusable Invasive Flexible Endoscopes
Code:
MOD001641
Version number:
2
Date amended:
17.04.12
Level:
4
Credit value:
15
Study hours:
150
Module leader:
Leica Claydon
Department:
Department of Allied and Public Health
Faculty:
Faculty of Medical Science

Module description

This module is designed to educate all levels of staff employed within the decontamination services from technicians to decontamination leads. This on-line module aims to educate and inform evidence based practice that encompasses the roles of the decontamination department. The module is designed for healthcare practitioners who prefer a practice based approach to life-long learning in order to explore and apply the principles of medical device decontamination. Student learning will be facilitated by the university via a distance learning approach to acquire the appropriate evidence based knowledge and skills required to understand the process of medical device decontamination. An inquiry based learning (IBL) approach will be utilised and supported throughout the delivery and students will be expected to integrate theory and practice. The flexible and distributive learning component of the delivery is supported by materials which have been authored in-house and will be supported by VLE. It is anticipated that this method of learning facilitates the development of transferable life-long learning skills. The module will cover individual preparation for the environment, the decontamination process for flexible endoscopes, packing, storage and traceability of medical devices. In addition, it will explore both local and national policies and regulations regarding Health and Safety, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) in the workplace. Students will be expected to commit to completion and submission of all work based learning criteria prior to completion of the on-line module. Students will undertake a series of formative e-tivities to help develop their knowledge regarding decontamination procedures and a summative assessment of a written assignment.

Outline content

These core units will focus on key areas related to module learning outcome within the module guide: The outline content being covered : - Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). - Introduction to hand washing, infection prevention and control. - Decontamination environment. - Cleaning process. - Disinfection process. - Drying process. - Sterilisation process. - Packing/storage/traceability, and transportation. - Health and Safety regulation. - Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH). - Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR)

Key texts/literature

Phillips, N. 2007. Berry and Kohn's Operating Room Technique. 11th Edition. Mosby. NHS Estates, 1994. Health Technical Memorandum 2010 Part 1. Management policy. London. HMSO. NHS Estates, 1994. Health Technical Memorandum 2010 Part 2. Design considerations. London. HMSO. NHS Estates, 1994. Health Technical Memorandum 2010 Part 3. Validation and verification. London. HMSO. NHS Estates, 1994. Health Technical Memorandum 2010 Part 4. Operational management. London. HMSO. NHS Estates, 1994. Health Technical Memorandum 2010 Part 5. Good practice guide. London. HMSO. NHS Estates, 1997. Health Technical Memorandum 2030 Washer disinfectors, validation and verification. London. The Stationary office. Rothrock, J. 2007. Alexander's Care of the Patient in Surgery, 14th Edition: Mosby Web-links Olympus are one of the precision technology leaders that design and deliver innovative solutions including cameras, audio and life science imaging systems and medical and surgical products - http://www.olympusamerica.com/msg_section/cds/cds_reprocessing.asp# Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) - is the UK's largest professional body for the decontamination of reusable medical devices, with its members' working all areas of medical device decontamination - http://idsc-uk.co.uk/ Endoscope reprocessing: The purpose of this website is to provide an educational resource for health care professionals involved in the reprocessing of flexible endoscopes and accessories. The site consists of a number of modules for you to work through -http://www.health.qld.gov.au/EndoscopeReprocessing/default.asp Steris are one of the global leaders in infection prevention and surgical technological resources and endoscope products - http://www.steris.com/

Specialist learning resources

Anglia Ruskin University Virtual learning Environment (VLE). There will be an opportunity for a one Day workshop based at ARU and/or practice environment in collaboration with medical representatives

Pathways to which this module applies

not available yet 1, not available yet 2

Module restrictions

None

Pathway restrictions

None

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student will be expected to be able to:
1
Knowledge and Understanding
Consider both local and national policies and regulations regarding Health and Safety, Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) and Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations (RIDDOR) in the workplace that underlines the decontamination of flexible endoscopes.
2
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate knowledge and skills required to decontaminate medical device equipment safely, efficiently and effectively.
3
Intellectual, practical, affective and transferable skills
Demonstrate the ability to prepare the environment prior to commencing the decontamination process, packing, storage and traceability of flexible endoscopes.

Further details of the delivery of this module, including information on assessment and learning and teaching hours - click on the appropriate link below.


2014/5 - Distance Learning delivery
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
ZZD
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2014/5 - Distance Learning delivery - Distance Learning
Location:
Distance Learning
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
DL1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2014/5 - Distance Learning delivery - Distance Learning
Location:
Distance Learning
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
DL1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2014/5 - Distance Learning delivery - Distance Learning
Location:
Distance Learning
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
DL1
Academic year:
2014/5


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Distance Learning delivery
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
ZZD
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Distance Learning delivery - Distance Learning
Location:
Distance Learning
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
DL1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30
2015/6 - Distance Learning delivery - Distance Learning
Location:
Distance Learning
Mode of delivery:
Distance Learning
Occurrence reference:
DL1
Academic year:
2015/6


View learning activities
Learning, Teaching and Assessment
Learning activity: Lectures
Hours: 0
Learning outcome(s): None
Detail: None
Learning activity: Other Teacher Managed Learning
Hours: 24
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: E-tivities and resource-based guided study via VLE and email tutorial support
Learning activity: Other Student Managed Learning
Hours: 126
Learning outcome(s): 1-3
Detail: Student managed learning within the workplace and through evidence based self-directed study.
Total hours:
150


Assessment details
In order to pass this module, students are required to achieve an overall mark of 40%. In addition, students are required to: (a) achieve the qualifying mark for each element of fine grade assessment as specified below (b) pass any pass/fail elements.
Assessment number: 010
Code: MOD001641
Method: Coursework
Details: Written assignment 3000 words
Learning outcomes: 1-3
Percentage weighting: 100
Fine grade or pass/fail: Fine Grade
Qualifying mark: 30