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).