Program Objectives

Upon completion of this program, the sterile processing technician will be able to:

  • Decontaminate, inspect, assemble, process, and sterilize surgical instruments and trays.
  • Maintain documentation required by the accrediting agencies for quality control.
  • Inspect, maintain, deliver and retrieve equipment and instruments for the surgery suite.
  • Function in the emergency room, intensive care units, and other departments.
  • Perform elementary computer procedures as they apply to equipment, supply tracking, ordering and preference/pick list generation.
  • Discuss basic inventory control concepts.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of medical and surgical instrumentation, supplies, and equipment in various specialties.
  • Use good communication skills utilizing appropriate medical terminology.
  • Maintain a professional deportment in responding quickly and accurately to urgent hospital departmental requests.
  • Log a minimum of 400 hours of Central Service Technician clinical hands-on experience.
  • Prepare to take the National Certification exam from IACSHM and be a Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST).


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