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AVM Services Appoints new AP(D) Head

Fri, 30/04/2021
AVM Services, specialists in decontamination consultancy and training, have recently appointed Howard Walker as the Head of Authorised Person (Decontamination) services. A key part of AVM’s services is helping our clients with meeting and maintaining decontamination processes and standards, and in this role, Howard will be responsible for leading our team of qualified staff as they carry out...
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AVM Services Recognized with Two Key Accreditation Re-awards

Wed, 24/03/2021
AVM Services, the Cambridge-based decontamination and sterilization testing and validation specialists have been re-awarded two key accreditations. AVM, who offer numerous consultancy services including assurance and market testing, investigative, JAG Audits, AP(D) Placements and more, as well as a wide range of training courses including City & Guilds training, have been re-awarded the BSI IS...
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The Importance of Material Understanding in the Decontamination Process

Thu, 14/01/2021
In our ongoing series of articles around the topic of sterilisation processes, and considerations that include protocols, the design of an implement that requires decontamination and sterilisation and other factors to consider, we now move on to a more in-depth look at material design. Typically, the materials used to manufacture a medical device or implement will be metallic, non-metallic or a co...
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AVM Services Offers Bespoke Decontamination and Sterilization Courses

Wed, 16/12/2020
As the world and Europe face yet another series of lockdowns due to the ongoing impact of Covid-19, there has been an increase in awareness around the need for decontamination and sterilization across numerous applications and sectors. To help develop a workforce that is properly trained in decontamination and sterilization within the medical and healthcare sector, and particularly for staff of ho...
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Decontamination Training Courses in 2021

Thu, 10/12/2020
We are very pleased to announce a number of decontamination courses for Leeds and Belfast (Northern Ireland) in 2021: MMM Leeds Decontamination Training Courses ENG04 Porous Load Quarterly Testing  -  TBC ENG05 Washer Disinfector Periodic Testing  -  January 2021 ENG06 Porous Load Annual Testing  -  March 2021 ENG08 Endoscope Washers Periodic Testing  ...
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Material Factors to consider in Decontamination and Sterilisation Processes

Thu, 19/11/2020
The process of decontamination and sterilization is a complex one, requiring a highly detailed protocol for establishing and carrying out the processes, and a rigorous and periodic testing programme to ensure the maintenance of standards. Added to this, a comprehensive training programme should be implemented, with regular follow-ups to ensure any new knowledge is transferred, staff can maintain s...
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AVM Services launches new Infection Control Course

Thu, 05/11/2020
As a leading provider of services, training and consultancy in decontamination, AVM Services runs regular courses to help organisations set up and manage efficient sanitisation and decontamination programmes. In direct response to a heightened need for our services due to the Covid-19 pandemic – both from SMEs and larger corporates – we introduced a new course to help staff at care hom...
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Critical Steps in a comprehensive Decontamination Programme

Mon, 26/10/2020
Across the UK’s various hospitals, medical research facilities and other healthcare sites, millions of instruments are processed, washed and sterilised every month. In order to maintain the highest standards of hygiene, it’s essential to have a number of procedures and checks in place not only to inform on standards but to maintain them over the course of time. And to guide, set, imple...
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AVM Services expands Authorisation and Validation capacity

Fri, 23/10/2020
At AVM Services we offer a range of specialist decontamination services including training, consultancy and support, validation, authorizing and servicing.  We are very pleased to announce that we have expanded our team, adding capacity to our authorizing  team by making a key hire. Thomas Talibudeen joins us as an Administrator and IT specialist, assisting clients for the arrangeme...
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New Decontamination ‘Supercentre’ Sets New Precedents

Fri, 09/10/2020
An extremely complex decontamination centre has been established at the Royal Free NHS Trust in Enfield, north London, with the aim of creating a far more efficient system for the decontamination and sterilisation of surgical instruments from its three main hospitals, Barnet Hospital, Chase Farm and the Royal Free itself. The decontamination ‘supercentre’ not only takes in work from it...
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Importance of European Norms in Disinfection

Wed, 02/09/2020
A recent article in the Health Estate Journal (HEJ) by Chartered Biologist Dr Tim Sandle reveals the importance of using the most up to date standards in disinfection and cleaning in hospitals and healthcare facilities, as detailed by the European Norms (EN). Effective cleaning and disinfection of instruments, apparatus and surfaces is absolutely critical in preventing the spread of pathogens, esp...
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Decontamination Training Courses at MMM Leeds

Tue, 25/08/2020
Courses in AVM in 2020 We are running several accredited training courses at the MMM Leeds location in 2020. Many of our clients value this environment as it enables trainees to get away from any distractions and benefit from our hands-on training.  MMM Medical Equipment UK Ltd is part of the worldwide MMM Group which has decades of experience in infection control solutions, implementation an...
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