Class 4: Pseudomonas Sampling

by Water Hygiene Centre, on 31-08-2023
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The Department of Health guidance HTM04-01 Safe Water in Healthcare Premises requires healthcare organisations to have an established Water Safety Group [WSG] and a defined Water Safety Plan [WSP].    

The Water Safety Plan details how the organisation shall manage and minimise the risks to health from various aspects, ranging from clinical risks, microbial and chemical contamination, changes to the water system and resilience of the water supply etc. 

One of the microbial risks associated with water is Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Below is a short video we have prepared on how to accurately take a water sample for Pseudomonas aeruginosa; 


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This Video Covers;

- What equipment is required to take a Pseudomonas sample

- How to take a water sample and swab sample

- Best practice to avoid contamination

For more details on Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the Water Safety Plan please read our following blogs:

If you have questions regarding the issues raised above or you would like to speak with one of our consultants, please click here to get in touch.

Editors Note: The information provided in this blog is correct at date of original publication - August 2023. 

© Water Hygiene Centre 2023

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Water Hygiene Centre

The Water Hygiene Centre was established in 2009 to address the lack of independent water hygiene consultancy within the industry. From our humble beginnings, we have established ourselves as a market leader, helping clients identify and minimise the risk of waterborne contamination and disease, whilst improving compliance performance.

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