CST 110 - Medical Terminology
In this course, the student will learn how medical terminology will help them in their day-to-day work in relation to inter-reacting to surgeons and physicians throughout the healthcare facility. The required topics include the elements of word formation and pronunciations, prefix, root, and suffix, work elements and sources, combing vowels. This course will help the sterile processing technicians in their understanding the functions of the instruments, selection and in the preparation of case carts for surgery.
CST 111 - Regulations and Standards
This course introduces the student to the regulation and standards that impact their profession and the level of quality, safety, efficiency and reliability of the products and services offered to patients. Topics include federal regulatory agencies, professional associations, medical device classification, medical device reporting, recall and recall procedure, labeling, and third party preprocessors.
CST 112 - Infection Prevention Control
In this course, the student will have the opportunity to learn how critical infection prevention control matters in the sterile processing profession. It includes instrument preparation, processing, storage, and distribution of medical and surgical supplies. Topics include hand washing, use of personal protective equipment, standard precautions, OSHA blood borne pathogen standards and compliance, workflow, traffic control and restrictions, work area cleaning, principles of asepsis and asepsis techniques.