CST 113 - Complex Surgical Instruments
In this course, the student will learn how surgeons use sophisticated surgical equipments to diagnose, treat, and/or cure diseases with or without invasive surgical procedure. Topics include types of complex equipments and instruments, electric-powered equipments, pneumatic or air-powered, gas-powered, cleaning, processing and sterilization procedures. Basics of endoscopic instruments, regulations, and guidelines, infection control issues, automatic endoscope preprocessor (AER) per acetic acid, pre-cleaning, leak testing, manual cleaning and drying techniques.
CST 114 - Sterile Processing technician Externship
This course provides the opportunity for students to gain practical experience integrating the theoretical knowledge of sterile processing technician program into real-world practice. Students will be supervised in s selected healthcare facility and will be evaluated by both qualified sterile processing personnel from the site and program faculty. The students will document procedures they observed and perform on a weekly basis. Students may also work at a selected healthcare facility to gain 400 clock hours experience required by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) exams.