Drug testing Refresher Course

Welcome to the Delegate drug testing refresher course. Please follow the lessons and complete the assessment at the end.

Before you begin this test you will need access to your training booklet you received when you had your training, If you do not have immediate access to one, please contact kieren.casey@alcodigital.co.uk or customerservice@alcodigital.co.uk and we will send you a digital one.

 

Thank you.

 

 

Lessons

01. Testing in the workplace (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

Accident report So why are you thinking of testing in the workplace?  There are many benefits to screening employees for drug use in the work place, including the following: - Safer environment for employees - More productive employees - Increased staff attendance - More alert and efficient staff - Better...

02. Drugs of Impairment – the three classes (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

In order to understand drug testing in the workplace – 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…

03. Stimulants (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

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…

04. Sedatives (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

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…

05. Hallucinogenics (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

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 (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Standard

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 Drug Testing (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

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? (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

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 drug use. The main reasons…

09. The Dräger DrugCheck 3000 (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

The DrugCheck 3000 is a disposable drug testing kit that takes a saliva sample and provides screening results for 6 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…

10: The Dräger DrugTest 5000 – (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 20 minutesComplexity: Easy

Having established the types of drugs that we are looking to screen for, it’s now time to introduce you to the equipment you will be used to perform the task. The Draeger DrugTest 5000 was launched in 2008 and passed Home Office Approval for use by UK Police in 2012….

11. The DrugStop – (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

The DrugStop is a disposable drug testing kit brand that takes a saliva sample and provides screening results for 1-9 different drug categories depending on which DrugStop you have.   How does it work? The technique of testing is called competitive immunoassay. This is where the potential drugs contained in…

12. Before starting the Lab confirmation test – (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 4 minutesComplexity: Easy

So you have had a positive on your screening test.  Now it’s time to do a Laboratory Confirmation test in order to verify the results of the screening test. Be Timely The chain of custody procedure is a follow-up test to a positive result on a saliva screening device. It…

13. The Step by Step Checklist – (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 3 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Step by Step Checklist must be followed meticulously. Before we begin, please get hold of a step by step checklist. You will find one either in your booklets you obtained while being trained or you should have access to a digital copy. Note on step 27 asks both the…

14. The Laboratory Chain of Custody Confirmation kit – (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 2 minutesComplexity: Easy

The Laboratory Chain of Custody pack comprises of:   A Chain of Custody form with carbon duplicates Two Quantisal Collection packs (each containing a transportation tube with buffer solution, and a collection device) A pre-paid envelope The lab test kits are to be used IMMEDIATELY after someone has tested non-negative…

15. Delegate Assessment – (Drugs Refresher)

Length: 40 minutesComplexity: Standard

Congratulations – you have now reached the end of your online refresher! The next section is the final assessment, so please now take the time to make sure you are ready. You can go back and review any information now if you wish, before starting the assessment. Please click “VIEW…