CST 105 - Sterilization II
In this course student will learn more about the two types of sterilization and how they are used and the types of instruments processed in each case.
High Temperature Sterilization:
This course will introduce student to high temperature sterilization and factors that impact the effectiveness of high temperature sterilization process. Topics include dry heat, steam, and radiation sterilization, anatomy of steam sterilizer, types of heat sterilizer, time, temperature, exposure period, exhaust, contact, and drying time. Loading and unloading, basin and basin sets, lumens, wet packs, cleaning and maintenance of sterilizers.
Low Temperature Sterilization
In this course, student will learn how all chemical used in low temperature to sterilize items has toxic properties and must be handled carefully, safely, and effectively. Student will learn the advantages and limitations on low temperature sterilization. Topics include the eight (8) basic requirements of low temperature sterilization methods, that is, Ethylene Oxide, Hydrogen peroxide (Gas Plasma) and Ozone sterilization methods, their parameters, time, temperature, humidity, and concentrations.
CST 106 - Preparations and Packaging of Instrumentation
This course introduces the student to the general guidelines to help student understand the performance of properly cleaned, lubricated, functional, complete and sterile surgical instruments. The principles of packaging, processing, inspecting, testing of instruments and trays, packaging materials selection, preparation, handling, wrapping methods are among the topics to be covered in this section. Types of hand-held instruments, structure, classification of surgical instruments, lubrication, insulated laparoscopic instrument, loaner instruments, flexible endoscopes, instrument marking, tracking, and paper-plastic pouches packaging and loading.