The additional one-day course will cover sampling, detection and enumeration of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Legionella pneumophila according to the most probable number (MPN) method, and can either be undertaken alongside the existing module or as a stand-alone course.
Topics covered by the new course, will include:
•Background information and problems in healthcare with specific references to P. aeruginosa and L. pneumophila
•Sampling techniques: ISO 5667-1 / ISO 19458, BS 7952 and HTM 04-01
•The description and assessment of aseptic technique and practical instruction and guidance for:
◦Sampling, testing and reporting of P. aeruginosa (MPN method)
◦Sampling, testing and reporting of L. pneumophila (MPN method)
An inaugural session will be held on Tuesday, 28th November 2017 and conclude with a 60-minute written exam.
In 2018, there will be four opportunities to attend the two modules on successive days:
Successful delegates will also be awarded six Continual Professional Development (CPD) points for every day they opt to attend.
For further information, visit: https://www.wmsoc.org.uk/legionella-training-courses/all/528/.