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Quality Management Systems Course Showcased at IDSc

Mon, 29/01/2024
CUH-AVM Exhibits New Quality Management Systems Course at IDSc Conference  Cambridge University Hospitals-AVM attended the 17th Annual Institute of Decontamination Sciences (IDSc) conference on 28 and 29 November 2023 to showcase our newly-released online training course, Quality Management Systems 1 (QMS1).  To ensure ease of use and broad-based accessibility, the course is video-based ...
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AP(D) Authorised Person Course - Last Places

Mon, 29/01/2024
AVM Authorised Person (Decontamination) Training Course Join us at the upcoming Authorised Person (Decontamination) course at the NHS decontamination unit in Stoke Mandeville hospital, Aylesbury.  This 4-day course, taking place from the 5th to the 8th of March 2024, will enable you to carry out day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage an organisation’s decontamination equipmen...
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AP(D) Authorised Person Course - Dates Confirmed

Thu, 21/12/2023
AVM Authorised Person (Decontamination) Training Course We are pleased to announce that our Authorised Person (Decontamination) Training Course (APD01) will be available between 05 to 08 March 2024 at: Stoke Mandeville HospitalMandeville RoadAylesburyHP21 8AL This is a 4-day course to teach staff the skills and expertise needed to perform day-to-day tasks and duties to effectively manage aspe...
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Product Recall of Surgical Instruments (STORZ)

Wed, 20/12/2023
Please be aware that earlier this month, STORZ issued a recall notice for a number of surgical instruments: 615000 (BEYER Antrum Punch) 615010 (Antrum Punch, 65°, 11 cm) 615025 (Sphenoid Punch, 30°, 11 cm) 648500 (Sphenoid Punch, 3.2 x 4 mm) 648523 (Sphenoid Punch, 30°, 1.6 x 2 mm) 662797 (Galea Spring Hook, 31 cm) 723014 (Uvula Retractor) 723400 (Optical Biopsy and Grasping Forceps) ...
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IDSC Annual Conference - Online Training Courses Demo

Tue, 21/11/2023
Cambridge University Hospital NHS FT (AVM Services) is thrilled to announce our active participation in the upcoming 17th IDSC Annual Conference on November 28th and 29th 2023, at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. Find Out About Our Online Decontamination Training Courses We are really excited to be showcasing our latest online training courses: Principles of Decontamination - Stage 1 This co...
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Optimum Performance Through Regular Validation Testing

Fri, 11/08/2023
In the medical services sector, one of the most crucial aspects of any unit is patient safety. In particular, the sterile services or endoscope reprocessing units play a vital role in protecting against infection by ensuring that all surgical and related equipment is processed to the correct standards. The equipment used to perform this disinfection and sterilisation is highly-specialised, and req...
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QMS Online Training Course Launched

Fri, 21/07/2023
AVM Quality Management Systems course sets high bar Market-leading decontamination specialists AVM Services have launched a range of online training courses aimed at students and professionals in the Sterile Services sector. The courses, which cover Germs, Decontamination and Quality Management Systems, are designed to give learners an in-depth, accessible and intuitive way to absorb knowledge and...
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AVM at 2023 IHEEM Authorising Engineers Conference

Fri, 14/07/2023
The institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estate Management (IHEEM) partnered with Air Sentry to deliver the 2023 annual Authorising Engineers Conference, held on 11th July at Epsom Downs Racecourse. As decontamination specialists, AVM is a regular attendee at the conference, and this year members who made the trip included Authorising Engineer (Decontamination) Wayne Hurst, Head of Authorised P...
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Decontamination Online Training Course Launched

Mon, 10/07/2023
AVM launches intuitive online Decontamination course Market-leading decontamination specialists AVM Services have launched a range of online training courses aimed at students and professionals in the Sterile Services sector. The courses, which cover Germs, Decontamination and Quality Management Systems, are designed to give learners an in-depth, accessible and intuitive way to absorb knowledge an...
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Germs Online Training Course Launched

Wed, 05/07/2023
The first of AVM Services’ intuitive online training courses Market-leading decontamination specialists AVM Services have launched a range of online training courses aimed at students and professionals in the Sterile Services sector. The courses, which cover Germs, Decontamination and Quality Management Systems, are designed to give learners an in-depth, accessible and intuitive way to absor...
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Online Training Showcased in Glasgow

Fri, 09/06/2023
The ninth annual NHS Scotland Decontamination Seminar took place last month on the 17th May at the Golden Jubilee Hotel in Glasgow. Organised by Health Facilities Scotland (part of NHS Scotland Assure), the event was attended by a number of decontamination experts from Scotland, other parts of the UK and beyond. The conference covered a variety of topics around the decontamination of surgical/prim...
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AVM Launches Online Decontamination Training

Thu, 25/05/2023
Principles of Decontamination Stage 1 AVM Services is pleased to announce the launch of its first online decontamination training course - Principles of Decontamination Stage 1. This online training course has been developed in conjunction the same people who deliver our expert in-department or classroom-based training courses. This course has been designed by decontamination specialists for techn...
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