What is a Central Sterile Processing Technician?
The Central Sterile Processing Technician is a valuable member of the health care team responsible to provide support to all patient care services in the health care facility. They are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery. Central sterile service technicians assume an important role in patient care by preventing infections. The central sterile supply department of a health care facility is the hub of all activity surrounding supplies and equipment needed for surgery, obstetrics and other patient care areas.