Course DescriptionCentral Sterile Processing Technician | This program teaches students to handle medical equipment in a safe and sanitary manner. Topics covered in the course include methods of sterilization, decontamination, storage, packaging, and distribution of both sterile and non-sterile medical instruments. Students learn to assess the condition of medical and surgical equipment for sterility and proper function, which can include removing instruments for maintenance or replacement. CEUs issued. $2,196 includes $196 fee. Background check and drug screens are included in the fee. Prerequisites: High school diploma or GED and attendance at orientation. Note: Full attendance and passing the final exam required. English as a Second Language students must earn a composite score of 310 or better on the Level of English Proficiency exam, or successfully complete Capstone Level ESL coursework. Students must attend an information session prior to enrolling in the program. Go to www.aacc.edu/job-training and click the link for Sterile Processing. Student must apply to take externships: A limited number of externships are offered, and students will be selected. If selected students must register and pay for externships: STP-505, STP-506, STP-507 and STP-508. Note: Student must be 18 and have at least an 8th grade reading comprehension to be successful in the class.
Learner OutcomesSummarize the organization and functions of Central Sterile Processors and their role in controlling infections; Discuss proper storage and transportation standards for supplies in the facility; Identify medical instrumentation and outline their medical use, care and reprocessing requirements; Relate medical terminology, microbiology and infection control principles to central sterile processing guidelines and procedures; Explain safety, risk management protocols, standards and regulations that must be followed during the processing of medical instruments.
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