This suite of Infection Prevention and Control modules aim to provide all members of the dental team with up-to-date advice and information relating to current national guidelines. Module 1 is available now. Modules 2 and 3 are under construction and will be available soon.
Module 1 will focus on:
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We would be extremely grateful if you could take a few minutes to complete this short evaluation at the end of module 1.
The Scottish Infection Prevention and Control Education Pathway is a staged pathway of infection prevention and control education available to all Scottish health and social care staff and students. The purpose of the pathway is to enable staff to continuously improve their knowledge and skills around infection prevention and control as part of their role. It comprises of 3 layers:
Foundation - Underpins knowledge and core behaviour linked to Standard Infection Control precautions (SICPs). This layer is suitable for all dental staff and may be useful to include in the programme of induction for new staff
Intermediate - Application of ‘knowledge into practice’. This layer has specific modules which may be relevant to interested dental staff e.g. Decontamination, Quality Improvement
The Higher National (HN) Unit in Local Decontamination of Re-usable Instruments at SCQF level 8 is suitable for individuals who undertake decontamination activities or supervise decontamination activity within their workplace. This unit will enable candidates to develop the knowledge and skills required to recognise the importance of decontamination in preventing the spread of infection. It will also enable candidates to apply their knowledge and skills to ensure reusable instruments are safely and effectively decontaminated in accordance with national guidance for local decontamination
In order to apply to undertake the programme, applicants must:
Be working as a dental nurse or an LDU operative working in a Local Decontamination Unit in a dental setting, in order to access the relevant practical experience to meet the assessment requirements of this qualification
Be able to attend every study session and complete all requirements of this qualification within the duration of the programme
Have the support of their workplace to undertake this qualification
This programme will be delivered in an online format
4 study sessions from 9.00 am – 12.30 pm.
Attendance at all study days is mandatory.
You will be provided with instructions to access the online sessions
£65.00 along with a current Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) registration fee of £13.00
Log on to NES Portal (www.portal.scot.nhs.uk) and search for -
Local Decontamination of Re-usable Instruments
Book and pay via the Dental Portal to confirm a place on the course