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Healthcare Estates Exhibition 08/10/2019

Wed, 02/10/2019
Next week on the 8th and 9th of October, AVM will be attending the 2019 Healthcare Estates Exhibition at Manchester Central. We’re looking forward to showcasing our decontamination services to healthcare estates professionals and hope to catch up with our clients – old and new. If you haven’t decided whether to attend yet, it is worth spending a few minutes visiting the Exhibitio...
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AVM – We Don’t Just Do Training!

Thu, 26/09/2019
AVM are well known for our decontamination training and we will be unveiling our new interactive, online training modules at the 2019 Healthcare Estates Exhibition. However, we are keen to make our partners aware of the other key services that AVM provide. This year, this event is focussed on the themes of: Fund Design Build Manage & Maintain AVM services are dedicated to spreading the word ...
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Online Interactive Decontamination Training

Thu, 19/09/2019
AVM will be showcasing its third mode of training provision at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition (8th – 9th October 2019). Training is currently provided either on-site at client decontamination units or from AVM’s training facility in Leeds. AVM is now developing interactive training modules to enable decontamination fundamentals to be shared, used and certified online to a wider audi...
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AVM at the Healthcare Estates Exhibition

Thu, 12/09/2019
AVM is pleased to be attending the 2019 Healthcare Estates Exhibition at Manchester Central, between October 8th and 9th. We will be joining over 240 other exhibitors and several thousand visitors at one of the most important annual events for healthcare estates professionals. If you haven’t decided whether to attend yet, it is worth spending a few minutes visiting the Exhibition Information...
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Authorised Person (Decon) Placements

Thu, 05/09/2019
AVM Services have now worked with a number of NHS partners to provide embedded Authorising Person (Decontamination) placements. Our mission is to work with Decontamination Units throughout the NHS and other organisations to ensure compliance and transition to a self-supporting system. Our AP(D) placements can call on the entire AVM team, including Authorising Engineers (Decon) for a wide range of ...
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Authorising Engineers - Friend or Foe?

Fri, 16/08/2019
There was a very interesting article in the Health Estates Journal (HEJ) from May 2019 that summarised a presentation made by Philip Lonsdale, an Authorising Engineer, on the topic of AEs – Friend or Foe? Authorising Engineers AEs provide a number of services including annual audits, incident investigations, training, review of plans and procedures, attendance at enforcement meetings. AEs sh...
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One more Job before the Holiday?

Thu, 01/08/2019
Don't Wait for Autumn It's that time of year when summer is in full swing and holidays are on the horizon! Autumn and Winter are traditionally busy times for everyone in our decontamination training team so remember to book your training courses soon so that you can relax, knowing that you've booked in for a date that suits you. Our Authorised Person (Decontamination) training course is espec...
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Trainee Authorising Engineer (Decontamination) Position

Fri, 26/07/2019
Growing our Decontamination Expertise AVM Services is pleased to welcome Wayne Hurst to our team as a Trainee Authorising Engineer (Decontamination). Some time ago, AVM recognised the need for more decontamination AEs in the sector and after putting together a comprehensive training programme, we were delighted to offer Wayne this position. Wayne has over 25 years' experience in medical services i...
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Stay on Top of Decontamination Standards

Mon, 01/07/2019
Don't Forget AVM's Essential Training Courses We are all living in very challenging and busy times, but AVM’s decontamination training courses are equally important and essential – so, please, set aside some mind-space and time to schedule in the essential  decontamination training(s) for Users and Engineers Either call us on 01223 254499 or email us at training@avm-addenbrookes.o...
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UK Position - Reprocessing Endoscopes for ERCP

Thu, 20/06/2019
A Reminder of HTM Decontamination recommendations for ERCP procedures Following our recent article - Duodenoscope Contamination - Surveillance Studies - one of our authorising engineers suggested reiterating the UK position (Appendix 2; Page 20: HTM 01-06). Appendix 2: Decontamination recommendations for ERCP procedures and on-table bile duct exploration Although flexible endoscopes are used ...
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Who Should Appoint AEs and APs

Mon, 03/06/2019
AVM would like to make our clients and visitors aware of a very interesting article available at: The article, written by authorising engineer Andrew Poplett, provides a valuable insight into not only the appointment of AEs and APs but also the other related roles. Sections cover a number of roles and respons...
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Duodenoscope Contamination - Surveillance Studies

Tue, 14/05/2019
An article (April 2019) from the FDA about endoscopes used in Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography procedures (ERCP) provides some useful supplemental measures to enhance duodenoscope reprocessing. A number of measures emerged from an agency-led expert panel that met in early 2019 that should be taken in addition to manufacturer. The additional steps are aimed at further reducing the ris...
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