Lin Lochead

Lin Lochead

Sterilisation & Infection Control Consultant

Sterilization and Infection Control training including Infection Control Policies and Procedures

Online Infection Control Training Programs

In Sterilisation, Disinfection and Infection Control in office-based practice – suitable for medical, dental, podiatry, veterinary, tattoo and body piercing sites.

Two courses are offered:

Course one is designed for practices thatsterilize instruments on site.

Course two is designed for practices that transport instruments off site for processing.

Course one includes:

  • Basic Microbiology
  • Spread of infection, methods of transmission of infection and infection control procedures
  • Infection Control, prevention of cross-infection, Proper hand washing techniques
  • Handling of used items, standard precautions
  • Cleaning processes, cleaning agents, methods of cleaning (Manual instrument cleaning and ultrasonic cleaners)
  • Disinfection and Disinfectants
  • Packaging, materials and methods
  • Sterilisation: principles, practices, methods and equipment
  • Methods of sterilization
  • Loading and unloading the steriliser
  • Storage of sterile goods
  • Validating your process
  • Monitoring and record keeping
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Certification of sterilization processes

Course two includes:

  • Basic Microbiology
  • Spread of infection, methods of transmission
  • Infection Control
  • Standard Precautions
  • Cleaning processes, cleaning agents
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Proper hand washing technique
  • Disinfection and Disinfectants
  • Storage of sterile goods
  • Record keeping
  • Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures including proper hand washing technique