Event Details 

Wednesday 28 June 2017
On-site Registration 09:00 am – 09:55 am
Macdonald Inchyra Hotel

The issue of ultrasound probe decontamination is continuing to be a hot topic among health professionals involved with intracavity and surface ultrasound probe procedures. 

Our line-up of highly respected expert speakers will help you to understand infection risks involved with ultrasound probes so you can better protect patients and staff, as well as enabling staff to identify decontamination responsibilities.

What’s more, our one-day event provides 4 CPD credits in accordance with the CPD Scheme of the Royal College of Radiologists.


09.00   Registration
09.55      Welcome
  Chair, Margaret Taylor, Clinical Specialist /                 Tayside Lead Sonographer Clinical Radiology /    AAA Screening, NHS Tayside 




NHS Scotland Guidance for                                         Decontamination of Semi-Critical                             Ultrasound Probes; Semi-invasive and                     Non-invasive Ultrasound Probes 
  Sulisiti Holmes, Head of Decontamination                   and Incident Reporting Investigation Centre, Health Facilities Scotland



Moving towards best practice in Dumfries             and Galloway
  Elaine Ross, Infection Control Manager and                 Designated Decontamination Lead, NHS                     Dumfries and Galloway



11.45   What is decontamination?  
   Christina Bradley, Laboratory Manager,                       Hospital Infection Research Laboratory,
Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham



When decontamination goes wrong – why             we need validated processes

  Wayne Spencer, Spencer Nickson Ltd

12.55  Lunch



High level disinfection in a gynaecology                 setting
   Janice Ramsay, Head of Gynaecological                       Nursing, NHS Tayside



The Tayside general ultrasound journey                 and how can decontamination fit into a                 sonographers work flow?
  Margaret Taylor 

14.55     Discussion 
15.15     Close