Education and Training

These courses are run at various venues throughout South Africa and sponsored by SafMed. There is a short test at the end of the course and certificates are issued to those candidates that pass. The Courses are not product related and are run by Qualified Nursing lecturers, who are experts in the field of Theatre and CSSD.

Foundation Course in Decontamination and Sterilization

SafMed offers a 5 module CSSD Foundation Course in a workshop format. The Foundation Course is a general introduction to the principles of sterilization and can be attended by anyone involved with Sterile Services. The purpose of this course is to provide all persons working directly or indirectly with sterile medical devices, a brief orientation into all aspects of CSSD.

The main objectives of this course are:

  • To recognise that all practices in the CSSD are guided / governed by legislation, as well as an introduction to said legislation
  • To recognise that there is a complete process that must be followed to ensure effective, safe reprocessing of medical devices
  • To ensure basic understanding of the complete process to ensure effective, safe reprocessing of medical devices

Target group

All persons working directly or indirectly with sterile medical devices

Entry qualification

 Anyone working with sterile medical devices

The Modules are as follows:

  1. History of Sterile Services
  2. Infection Prevention: Standards of Care: Legal Implications
  3. Understanding the CSSD process: Principles of Cleaning; Inspection
  4. Understanding the CSSD process: Principles of Wrapping; Sterilization Sterile Storage and Dispatch
  5. Quality control: Process Monitoring: Tracking and Traceability: Record Keeping

Spot Test

The NEW Advanced Course in Decontamination and Quality Management

SafMed offers a 10 module Advanced Course in Decontamination and Quality Management which is run over two full days. The Advanced Course in Decontamination and Quality Management is an in depth training aimed at managers in the decontamination area and can be attended by anyone involved in a management/supervisory level in Theatre, CSSD, Pharmacy, Infection Control etc. who has attended and passed the Foundation Course.  The purpose of this course is to update and inform managers, working directly or indirectly with sterile medical devices, about new research, advances in technology, legislation, standards related to CSSD.

The main objectives of this course are:

  • To recognise that all practices in the CSSD are guided / governed by legislation, as well as an introduction to said legislation
  • To recognise that there is a complete process that must be followed to ensure effective, safe reprocessing of medical devices
  • To ensure basic understanding of the complete process to ensure effective, safe reprocessing of medical devices
  • To ensure basic knowledge to indentify and manage risks in a CSSD

Contact Information

In order to attend these courses an application form must be submitted. These can be obtained from:

Charmaine Fraser
021 763 3280
Email: charmaine@safmed.co.za