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CFSA
CSSD Forums of South Africa

http://cfsa.wfhss.com
South Africa


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Introduction

The CFSA aims to promote quality standards in Central Sterilization Departments through education and exchange of knowledge. In order to achieve this, regular workshops are held by our regional forums to provide Sterile Supply personnel with information to assist them in performing their functions to a high standard. The CFSA liaises with other related disciplines to achieve these objectives.


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About CFSA

The CFSA (CSSD Forum of South Africa is comprised of regional forums from across South Africa as follows:


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CFSA Contacts

Denise Sheard
CFSA Chairperson

E-mail:

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CFSA Regional Forums

The CFSA (CSSD Forum of South Africa is comprised of regional forums from across South Africa as follows:


Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA Western Cape CSSD Forum

South Africa - Western Cape
History

The Western Cape CSSD Forum was formed on 16th July 2003.

Contact Details
Ethel Isaacs
Chairperson

E-mail:

Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA KwaZulu Natal CSSD Forum

South Africa - KwaZulu Natal
History

The KwaZulu Natal CSSD Forum was formed in January 2005.

Contact Details
Adriaan Swanepoel

Tel: +27-(0)82-464 3832
Fax: +27-(0)31-561 5138
E-mail:
Jeannick Langeveldt

E-mail:

Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA Pretoria/Tshwane CSSD Forum

South Africa - Pretoria
History

The Pretoria CSSD Forum was formed in February 2004.

Contact Details
Sr. Michelle Mutch
Chairperson

Tel: +27-(0)12-677 8092 FREE
Engela Steyn

Tel: +27-(0)12-625 5253
Salome Dennyschen
Secretary

Tel: +27-(0)11-201 4300 FREE
Fax: +27-(0)11-507 5550
E-mail:

Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA Johannesburg/Gauteng CSSD Forum

South Africa - Johannesburg/Gauteng
History

The Johannesburg CSSD Forum was reformed in 2012.

Contact Details
Denise Sheard
CFSA Chairperson

E-mail:

Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA Mpumalanga CSSD Forum

South Africa - Johannesburg/Gauteng
History

The Mpumalanga CSSD Forum was established in 2013.

Contact Details
Sandy Myburg
Chairperson

Tel: +27-(0)13-759 0633
E-mail:

Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA North West Province CSSD Forum

South Africa - Johannesburg/Gauteng
History

The North West Province CSSD Forum was established in 2013.

Contact Details
Alice Moyatau
Chairperson

Tel: +27-(0)76-560 3776
E-mail:
Gerda de Jager
Secretary

Tel: +27-(0)82-664 1788
E-mail:

Western Cape KwaZulu Natal Pretoria/Tshwane Johannesburg/Gauteng Mpumalanga North West Province Limpopo

CFSA Limpopo CSSD Forum

South Africa - Johannesburg/Gauteng
History

The Limpopo CSSD Forum was established in 2012.

Contact Details
Sr Dhlodhlo
Chairperson

Tel: +27-(0)82-965 9314
Johanna Ledwaba
Secretary

Tel: +27-(0)72-318 2331

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Trade Involvement

A number of companies are actively involved with all the CSSD Forums and assist by sponsoring the catering, providing administrative functions. The trade are represented on the committees.


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Decontamination Policy

The CFSA / CSSD Forums introduced a decontamination policy. The purpose of this policy is to ensure that a system is in place for effective decontamination of all medical devices used before and between each patient and that risk associated with decontamination facilities and processes are properly managed.


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Standard Operating Procedures

The CSSD Forums introduced a range (shown below) of general Standard Operating Procedures that hospitals can use to adapt for their own use.

Standard Operating Procedures
  • SOP No. 1 Safety Awareness in Sterile Service Department
  • SOP No. 2 Department Cleaning Procedure
  • SOP No. 3 Departmental Dress Code
  • SOP No. 4 Collection of Soiled/Contaminated Equipment
  • SOP No. 5 Manual Decontamination of Medical Devices
  • SOP No. 6 Prepare, Load and Operate Automated Decontamination Equipment
  • SOP No. 7 Decontamination and Inspection of Loaner Medical Devices
  • SOP NO. 8 Cleaning and Maintenance of Rigid Containers
  • SOP No. 9 Missing Instruments
  • SOP No. 10 Control of Packing Area
  • SOP No. 11 Packing Area Operation
  • SOP No. 12 To describe the operation and procedure controls for tracking instruments
  • SOP No. 13. Cleaning of Autoclaves
  • SOP No. 14. Steam Sterilization Procedure
  • SOP No. 15. Ethylene Oxide Sterilisation
  • SOP No. 16. Loading and unloading items from the autoclave
  • SOP No. 17. Sterile Pack Storage
  • SOP No. 18. The Delivery and Distribution of Processed items
  • SOP No. 19. Quality Control
  • SOP No. 20. Monitoring autoclaves
  • SOP No. 21. Recall Procedures
  • SOP No. 22. Validation of Equipment
  • SOP No. 23. Monitoring ETO Sterilizer
  • SOP No. 24. Malfunction of Ethylene Oxide Steriliser
  • SOP No. 25. Planned Maintenance Schedule of Equipment
  • SOP No. 26. Action for Breakdown of Equipment
  • SOP No. 27. Sterile Packaging
  • SOP No. 28. Management of Loan sets
  • SOP No. 29. Decontamination of Textiles/Linen for sterilization
  • SOP No. 30. Inspection, Repair and Replacement of instruments
  • SOP No. 31 Checking and Assembling Instrument Sets
  • SOP No. 32 Prepare, Load and Operate Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • SOP No. 33 Validating an Ultrasonic Cleaner
  • SOP No. 34 Low Temperature Sterilization (Hydrogen Peroxide Plasma / Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide)
  • SOP No. 35 Decontamination and Management of Laryngoscopes
  • SOP No. 36 Daily Heat Sealer Checks
  • SOP No. 37 Decontamination and Disinfection of Babies Bottles
  • SOP No. 38 Decontamination and Sterilisation of reusable LMA’s
  • SOP No. 39 Wrapping Medical Devices ready for sterilisation
Download the complete list of Standard Operating Procedures:

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Sterile Services Training Courses available in South Africa

Overview

A Foundation and Advanced Foundation Courses in Sterilization and Decontamination giving a brief orientation to all aspects of the CSSD is offered throughout the country. These courses are offered free of charge to anyone that works in the sterile services environment where infection control and specifically decontamination is paramount.

A more advanced short course in decontamination and sterilization is offered by Stellenbosch University faculty of Health Sciences, Unit for infection Prevention and Control. This course is tiered into three modules allowing students to exit the training at various stages of competency depending on their ability. The modules are set according to recognised national and international standards. These courses are not free. The Foundation Course in Decontamination and Sterilization (run by SafMed) is a prerequisite towards the Basic SSD Module.

Courses

1. The Foundation Course is a 5-hour workshop with a short 30-minute competency exam at the end. In order to be issued with a SafMed certificate, students must attain at least 80%.

The Foundation Course will cover the following:

  • History of Sterile Services
  • Standard of Care and Legal Implications
  • Infection Prevention
  • The Decontamination and Sterilization Process
  • The Principles of Cleaning
  • Principals of Inspection of Medical Devices
  • Principles of Assembly and Packaging
  • Steam Sterilization Practice
  • Storage and Distribution

2. The Advanced Foundation Course is aimed specifically at managers and supervisors, runs over 2 days, and has a practical component on risk assessment.

The Advanced Foundation Course will cover the following:

  • Relevant Legislation
  • Health and Safety assessment
  • Basic Microbiology
  • Sterilization Methods
  • Monitoring, Tracking and Recording
  • Risk Assessment
  • Quality Assurance

3. University Short Basic course in decontamination and sterilization

This is a 5-week course one week is contact teaching. The course provides all levels of SSD workers with a basic understanding of practice and procedure. It serves as an introduction to sterile services and clarifies misconceptions in the workplace. It is highly recommended that senior staff is sent on the course first so that they can train and assist more junior staff.

4. University Short Intermediate course in decontamination and sterilization

This is a 10-week course of which two weeks is contact teaching. It is offered separately or as a module of the Postgraduate Diploma Course in Infection Control. Aimed at a higher level of infection control practitioners, hospital engineers and sterile service staff who have successfully completed the Basic Course in Sterilization and Decontamination, it includes decontamination of heat labile equipment, endoscopes, use of disinfectants, principles of sterilization and validation. A significant component is practical demonstrations and activities.

5. University Short Advanced course in decontamination and sterilization

This is a 10-week course of which two weeks are contact teaching. The module provides an in-depth understanding of equipment, standards, packaging, wrapping and legal aspects of Sterilization and Decontamination.

Contact Information

In order to attend these courses an application form must be submitted, which can be obtained from SafMed's or the University co-ordinators, as follows:

Charmaine Fraser (Cape Town)

Tel: +27-(0)21 763 3280 FREE
Fax: +27-(0)21 763 3280
E-mail:
E-mail:

Website: www.sun.ac.za/uipc

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CFSA Publications

Book Recommendations
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare

Description

Prevention is the first line of defence in the fight against infection. As antibiotics and other antimicrobials encounter increasing reports of microbial resistance, the field of decontamination science is undergoing a major revival. A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare is a comprehensive training manual, providing practical guidance on all aspects of decontamination including: microbiology and infection control; regulations and standards; containment, transportation, handling, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient used devices; surgical instrumentation; endoscopes; and quality management systems.
Written by highly experienced professionals, A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare comprises a systematic review of decontamination methods, with uses and advantages outlined for each. Up-to-date regulations, standards and guidelines are incorporated throughout, to better equip healthcare professionals with the information they need to meet the technical and operational challenges of medical decontamination.
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare is an important new volume on state-of-the-art decontamination processes and a key reference source for all healthcare professionals working in infectious diseases, infection control/prevention and decontamination services.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Glossary
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Chapter 3 Medical and Surgical Procedures and Facilities
  • Chapter 4 Instrumentation
  • Chapter 5 Microbiology and Infection Control/Prevention
  • Chapter 6 Chemistry and Physics
  • Chapter 7 Post-Procedure Handling, Containment and Transport
  • Chapter 8 Cleaning
  • Chapter 9 Disinfection
  • Chapter 10 Inspection, Packaging and Loading for Sterilization
  • Chapter 11 Sterilization
  • Chapter 12 Storage and Distribution
  • Chapter 13 Safety
  • Chapter 14 Management Principles
  • Chapter 15 Special Topics

Author Information

  • Gerald McDonnell, STERIS Limited, Basingstoke, UK
  • Denise Sheard, Sterile Services Training Consultant, Cape Town, South Africa

Click here for a book brochure/flyer in PDF format.

Author(s): Gerald McDonnell, Denise Sheard
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3013-7
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: September 2012
Pages: 464
How to order: For more information or to place an order visit www.wiley.com/go/infectiousdiseases

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CFSA Events

Upcoming Conferences and Seminars

...to be announced...

Past Conferences and Seminars

CFSA Decontamination and Sterilization Conference 7-8 May 2014
07 May 2014 to 08 May 2014
Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
[ Conference Invitation (PDF File) ]
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South Africa - FlagInformation about South Africa

  • South Africa - Map

South Africa is a medium sized country at the southern tip of the African continent, measuring approximately 1 600km from north to south and roughly the same from east to west, with a total land mass of approximately1.2-million square kilometres. This equates to approximately one-eighth the size of the US, twice the size of France and over three times the size of Germany. South Africa shares long borders with Namibia and Botswana, touches Zimbabwe, has a longitudinal strip of border with Mozambique to the east, and curves around Swaziland before rejoining Mozambique's southern border. The small mountainous country of Lesotho is completely surrounded by South Africa. The largest city is Johannesburg, the economic heartland of the country.

  • Time Zone: UTC/GMT +2hrs
  • Currency: South African Rand [ZAR]

South Africa is divided into nine provinces each with its own capital.

  • Eastern Cape - Bhisho
  • Free State - Bloemfontein
  • Gauteng/Johannesburg - Tshwane/Pretoria
  • KwaZulu-Natal - Pietermaritzburg
  • Limpopo - Polokwane
  • Mpumalanga - Nelspruit
  • North West - Mafikeng
  • Northern Cape - Kimberley
  • Western Cape - Cape Town

South Africa has a population of 50,586,757 and is not known as the rainbow nation for nothing; it lies at the crossroads of southern Africa and has 11 official languages, as well as many other unofficial languages. English is generally understood across the country, being the language of business, politics and the media - but is only the sixth most common spoken home language. Most South Africans are multilingual, able to speak more than one language. English- and Afrikaans-speaking people tend not to have much ability in indigenous languages, but are fairly fluent in each other's language. As a result South African English is littered with words and phrases from Afrikaans, isiZulu, isiXhosa and other African languages.

The country's democratic constitution, which came into effect on 4 February 1997, recognises 11 official languages, to which the state guarantees equal status.

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • IsiNdebele
  • IsiXhosa
  • IsiZulu
  • Sesotho sa Leboa
  • Sesotho
  • Setswana
  • SiSwati
  • Tshivenda
  • Xitsonga
  • Indigenous creoles and pidgins including Khoi, Nama and San languages
  • Other languages include Arabic, German, Greek, Gujarati, Hebrew, Hindi, Portuguese, Sanskrit, Tamil, Telegu and Urdu. There are also a few indigenous creoles and pidgins.