Case Studies

Below are some examples of decontamination services that AVM has provided.

Due to client confidentiality, we have only provided a brief synopsis of the work engaged in. If you have any questions or you would like to know more, please contact us.

Provision of Interim Management

A hospital trust with multiple sites required a decontamination lead for four months. The responsibilities of the role included developing strategic direction, market testing specification, attending decontamination meetings and to investigate and make recommendations...

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Mentoring for Decontamination Managers

AVM provided support and mentoring services to a decontamination manager. This was achieved by establishing current skills, knowledge and qualifications to initiate a career pathway development plan. An AVM Services mentor was allocated to manage the process and be...

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Adverse Incident Investigation

A hospital trust appointed AVM to investigate a current and historical practice for the decontamination of flexible scopes following an adverse complaint which covered many years of decontamination. After the investigation, AVM was able to identify current processes...

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Particulate Contamination Investigation

AVM was contacted by a hospital trust and asked to investigate an issue whereby particulate matter was consistently being found by theatre staff on sterilised surgical instruments. The team at AVM investigated all aspects of the decontamination process and equipment...

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Quality System Assurance Support (BS EN 13485)

A hospital trust contacted AVM for support because of an adverse inspection that threatened the continuation of registration. AVM attended the site and was then able to write a new quality system manual and introduce key SOPs. Once these had been implemented, AVM...

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Centralisation Decontamination Development

AVM was asked to assist with a strategy to centralise all decontamination services including surgical instruments, flexible endoscope and dentistry into one decontamination unit. Following identification of all of the units over several sites, a project plan was...

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Online Training Provision

Several NHS Hospital Trusts have now taken advantage of our online training courses delivered through the Learning Management System (LMS) platform developed by Cambridge University Hospital (CUH). The LMS has been positively adopted by unit managers as a tool to...

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Discolouration of Surgical Instruments

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