Upon successful completion of the Central Services/Sterile Processing
certificate, students will:
- Use interactive communication skills to work effectively with others, with special emphasis on the needs of the surgical department.
- Maintain professional ethics while demonstrating respect for staff, faculty, and patients.
- Demonstrate effective methods of infection control as it relates to personal hygiene, patient care equipment, and surgical asepsis.
- Demonstrate basic principles of Standard Precautions and the use of Personal Protective Equipment correctly.
- Identify basic and complex surgical instrumentation.
- Demonstrate and verify the decontamination process with special attention to endoscopic, robotic, and powered surgical instruments.
- Correctly identify appropriate packaging material and demonstrate proper wrapping techniques.
- Select appropriate process indicators for low- and high- temperature reprocessing. Apply recommended standards for biological monitoring and record keeping.
- Identify appropriate sterilization methods, cycles, and parameters for commonly used items.
- Apply learned skills in the clinical setting to successfully accrue the required number of clinical hours to sit for the certification exam.