CST 107 - Sterile Storage
This course introduces student to how the maintenance of sterile item is directly affected by packaging, materials, storage methods, and conditions, handling practices, and methods of distribution. Topics include shelf life, improper and proper storage of sterile items, stacking, handling and inspection, environmental condition of sterile storage area and stock rotation.
CST 108 - Inventory Control and Distribution
In this course student will learn how inventory distribution systems are designed, managed, and controlled to ensure efficient delivery of appropriate medical and surgical items and devices without compromise of function, cleanliness and sterility of sterile items. Topics include receiving, requisitioning, transporting of supplies, selecting and handling of inventory, supply distribution systems, including PAR levels, demand distribution, case cart distribution, Just-In-Time, inventory control management, computerized system of inventory control, tracking systems.
CST 109 - Patient Care Equipment
In this course, the student will have the opportunity to learn how patient care equipment is use throughout the healthcare facility to provide essential services to aid in the recovery of a surgical patient or in house patient. Topics include, types of patient care equipments, PCA, SCD, Infusion pumps, Hypothermia machines, epidurals, processing procedure, cleaning, disinfection and disinfectants, reassembling, inspection and testing of equipments, quality control, storage and distribution.