Approved Drug Testing Officer with the Drager DrugTest 5000

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Drager-Drugtest5000This course is designed to ensure that those operating Drug Testing Equipment do so in accordance with manufacturer approved procedures, industry best practice and within any relevant legal constraints. The course is quality controlled by means of an assessment test completed at the end of the coursework and practical demonstrations. Upon completion, the participant must be able to competently demonstrate knowledge of practice of drug and/or alcohol sampling and report production. Test results will be provided to the client company to enable them to demonstrate the competence of the individuals concerned should questions of competence be raised following industrial or court proceedings.

Approved Testing Operatives must work under the supervision of a Certified Officer. The Certified Officer does not have to be present during normal testing, however must be available should technical or procedural problems occur, or in the case of a drug test, a positive test is demonstrated. Approved Operators are NOT qualified to carry out laboratory confirmation testing (for Drugs) nor chain of custody procedures; if such procedures are required a Certified Officer should be contacted to carry them out. They are not required to attend an onsite practical course but will:-

    • Complete a standard pre-study CBT course to a satisfactory standard
    • Attend an equipment demonstration by a Certified Impairment Testing Officer who has been trained by a Draeger Authorised Trainer
    • Complete the final assessment test with a pass mark of 80% or greater.

Course content includes:

    • Testing methods – oral vs. blood/hair/urine and establishing the most suitable test method for the situation
    • Signs & symptoms of drugs of impairment
    • Cut-off limits with respect to positive/negative test results
    • Legal Constraints & implications
    • Operation of the Draeger Drugtest 5000 System

The practical demonstration (and the follow-up assessment) will cover only equipment relevant to their own company testing environment and can only be carried out by an AlcoDigital or Draeger Certified Impairment Officer qualified to demonstrate that specific equipment.

Lessons

1: 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...

3: 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…

4: 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…

5: 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…

6: 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…

7: 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…

8: 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…

11: The DrugTest 5000 Test Cassette

The standard 6-panel test cassette is configured to screen a person for the drugs of impairment that fall within the 6 drug types that cause impairment. The specific drug types are found on the…

12: Sample Collection Requirements

In order to collect an oral fluid sample correctly, there are 3 main items that MUST be observed by the donor: No eating, drinking or smoking for 10 minutes prior…

13: Operating the DrugTest 5000 Analyser

Once the collection process has been completed successfully and the indicator on the test kit has turned blue, it is time to start the analysis. With the Analyser either powered…

14: Data Entry & How to print

If your DrugTest 5000 is enabled for Data Entry, you will need to ensure the keyboard is connected prior to starting analysis of the test kit. To input the details…

15: Menu System

Complexity: Easy

The Draeger DrugTest 5000 has an internal menu system to enable you to access previous test results and check the status of calibration details. To access this menu, the device needs…

16: Screening for Cannabis (THC)

Cannabis (THC) is known by a variety of names such as skunk, weed, hash, smoke – and comes in an array of forms including leaf, resin (hashish) or oil – all…

17: Drug Cut-off levels

When a person is screened for Drugs of Impairment using the DrugTest 5000, the analyser is not producing a measurement of the actual amount of the drug consumed, it is simply looking…

18: Surface Testing

Using the Drugtest 5000 Analyser for surface or substance screening. The DrugTest 5000 can also be used to test a suspicious substance that has been found in someone’s possession and for surface…

Summary & Assessment

Length: 40 minutesComplexity: Standard

That’s it!   You have been taken through an introduction to Substance Abuse Diagnostics using the Draeger 5000 Analysis system.  By now you should be familiar with the major drug…

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