Central Service/Sterile Processing Department performs several essential functions to support medical and surgical care of patients. These functions vary with the size and sophistication of the facility. This course focuses on skills relating to sterile processing functions. Topics include, but not limited to: decontamination; disinfection of equipments and surgical instruments; preparation and assembling of instruments and trays; sterilization of medical devices by many several methods, sterile storage, and supply of inventory and distribution.
CST 100 - Roles and responsibilities of the Sterile Processing Technician
In this course, student will be introduce the student to the roles and responsibilities of the central supply and the Surgical Instrument Processing technicians. The history of sterile processing, the governing agencies, both government and private that regulates the profession, policies and procedures related to sterile processing, professional standards, functions and workflow through the departments. Other topics include the processing requirements, communication, work ethics, and the ever changing dynamic work environment as relates to sterile processing profession.
CST 101 - Anatomy and Physiology for healthcare professionals
In this course, the student will learn how important it is that sterile processing technicians to have general knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the healthcare environment to enable cs/spd professionals to better understand the policies and procedures developed for each job function that they perform. The study of cells, tissues and systems, understanding of skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, respiratory system, gastrointestinal, urinary and reproductive systems.