An introduction to the basic principles of microbiology; including the techniques used to identify and categorise bacteria and the microorganisms that are of specific concern in the healthcare environment. The course also explores the principles of aseptic technique that must be used when collecting environmental samples for microbiological analysis; and includes a tour of an environmental testing laboratory. This course is suitable for any healthcare professional with an interest in microbiology; but is particularly relevant to those involved in the decontamination of medical devices and provision of care to patients including but not limited to nurses; endoscopy technicians; sterile services and estates personnel.
20/30 Labs are a specialist, UKAS-accredited, microbiology testing laboratory. Established for over 10 years, we offer a full range of microbiological services, including; Hospital Analysis, Medical Device Analysis, Cleanroom Testing and Potable Water Analysis such as Legionella and Pseudomonas aeruginosa testing. We offer training courses to enhance the understanding of key personnel involved in the decontamination of medical devices and those involved or responsible for water quality. We cover aspects such as Basic Microbiology, Aseptic Technique and the testing methods used within the laboratory.