Approved Drug testing officer with the Drager DrugCheck 3000

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The aim of this course is to train you on the manual use of the Draeger DrugCheck 3000. If you can have a kit to hand during this section of the course you will gain much more from it.

At the end of this course there is an Assessment test. The assessment will ask you a list of questions all covered in this course. You will need a 90% pass rate to complete the course. Results will be emailed to yourself and your designated manager.

If the results are below 90% you can request a re-sit with your manager who will request one directly from AlcoDigital.

All answers to the questions are covered in the courses so if you are unsure of any you can stop the test at any time and go back to the course. There is no time limit to the course and once complete you will have access to these training documents from one year.

Lessons

01: Course Introduction & FAQ

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Easy

Welcome! This first lesson is an introduction to what the course is all about, how long it will take and some common questions people ask when starting the course.  At the end is a video introducing the concept of Substance Abuse Diagnostics that will give you an overview of the problems...

02: Drugs of Impairment – the three classes

In order to understand the operation of the drug analyser – and to be able to confidently answer questions from people you are testing, it is important to have a basic understanding of the different types of drugs and the effects they have on the user. Everybody ingests ‘drugs’ on a…

03: Drug types – Sedatives

Sedatives cause a physiological slowing of the bodies responses by modulating the bodies nervous system, and can be used to produce a calming effect to aid anxiety or sleep issues. They come in various forms with alcohol being the most common and widely used legally sedating drug. Misuse of sedatives can lead…

04: Drug types – Stimulants

Stimulants such as Amphetamines or Cocaine provide the user with an enhanced state of alertness, speeding up physiological processes within the body by stimulating the central and nervous systems. Over-use can lead to lack of appetite and problems sleeping; high doses can cause increased blood pressure and heart rate, leading to…

05: Drug types – Hallucinogenics

The third type of drug that causes impairment are classed as the hallucinogenics.  They are, by and large, very powerful drugs but because of this they are usually taken in infinitesimally small amounts – small squares of paper that a person simply licks can induce dramatic levels of impairment. Because these substances…

06: Prescribed Drugs

Drug Screening is not just about illegal substances – impairment caused by the use of prescriptive drugs by the workforce is an issue that cannot be ignored. Prescription drugs contain a wide range of substances from the drug groups we’ve just reviewed, and whilst given to the user by a medical practitioner…

07: Methods of DrugTesting

There are various different ways to screen a person for drugs, depending on what information it is that you are looking to find. For pre-employment screening, then Hair Sampling is a suitable choice as it gives historical data on exactly what a person has consumed.  It is however highly invasive…

08: Why Oral Fluid?

Of  the various different methods that can be used to detect drugs of abuse, in an employment scenario the key issue is current impairment rather than historical drug use.  Therefore oral fluid collection is now almost universally accepted as the most suitable ‘on-the-spot’ indicator of impairment. The main reasons for testing…

09. Introduction to the DrugCheck 3000

The DrugCheck 3000 is a disposable drug testing kit that takes a saliva sample and provides screening results for 5 different drug categories. How does it work? The technique of testing is called competitive immunoassay. This is where the potential drugs contained in the sample compete with drugs on the test…

10: Preparing for the test

In order for you to perform a test using the DrugCheck 3000 and make sure you have accurate results, a few precautionary steps must be taken; Make sure the tester is in a private room and that there is no visibility from outside the testing room. Ensure that the test…

11: Collecting the sample

Once the Foil packet has been opened it is imperative that you use the DrugCheck 3000 immediately, In order perform a drug test, you must do the following:   Remove the sample collector from the test kit, and hand the sample kit to the test subject. The test subject can remove this…

12: Preparing and starting the test

Once the sample collector is back in the test kit and has been pushed down as far as it can be, shake the test kit until the red indicator ring has lost almost all of its colour, a small amount of colour is ok. This process usually takes about 30…

13. Interpreting DC3000 results

You can interpret the results of the DrugCheck 3000 once the top to control lines appear. These are marked ‘C’ and if there is a line next to both ‘C’s’ then your test is valid. If one or both of the ‘C’s’ don’t have a line after 10 minutes of…

14. Summary and Assessment of the DC3000

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Standard

That’s it!   You have been taken through an introduction to Substance Abuse Diagnostics using the DrugCheck 3000 Analysis system.  By now you should be familiar with the major drug groups, their effects upon the user and the issues surrounding their use. You should understand the prerequisites that must be…