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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.