The Sterile Processing Technician certificate program provides students with the knowledge and skills required to work as an entry-level sterile processing technician (also known as a surgical processing technician or central service technician). The primary responsibility of a sterile processing tech is to ensure that a clean and sterile healthcare environment is maintained at all times. This is primarily achieved through the process of decontaminating and sterilizing all surgical instrumentation and equipment.
Students enrolled in this program will learn various sterilization techniques, including the proper method for decontaminating and sterilizing surgical instruments and equipment. They will also gain a solid understanding of microbiology and infection control. Other topics covered in this program include surgical terminology, human anatomy, surgical instrumentation, sterile processing, and safety & risk management. Students will also learn about federal and state guidelines, including HIPAA.
Employment for Sterile Processing Technicians
Sterile processing techs are employed in the Sterile Processing, Central Supply, and Sterile Supply Departments of hospitals. Employment opportunities can also be found in surgical centers, outpatient clinics, and physicians' offices. Some employment possibilities include sterile processing technician, central supply technician, and central service manager.
The course will cover the following subjects:
Don't be overwhelmed by the subjects mentioned above, I do my very best to make it fun and easy to learn. I offer a tour of a Sterile Processing Department in the state of Connecticut.
Once you complete the course and receive a certificate of completion you can then apply for the CBSPD exam, if you pass the exam- you will be issued an International Certificate that will be. The CBSPD offers the SPD Certification Exam, which is valid for 5 years, recognized world wide.
Course Fee Includes:
You must purchase your own textbook to be delivered directly to you. The Basics of Sterile Processing (6th Edition) Textbook. $125 + Shipping and Handling
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Registration fee is Non-Refundable, and any payments made towards the tuition once made is also non-refundable.
All classes are subject to change or cancellation. The classes require at least 7 students for the school to run the class as scheduled. However, in the event that the school must cancel a class, all students will be notified and a full refund will be given.
My name is Dena Ramirez and I have been a Certified Sterile Processing Technician, and Certified Instrument Specialist since 2011, I am currently the manager of a Sterile Processing department in the state of Connecticut. I have been teaching the Sterile Processing Course since 2015 at Naugatuck...
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