Central Service/Sterile Processing Technician Program Outcomes | Clover Park Technical College
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Central Service/Sterile Processing Technician Program Outcomes

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.