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.
Central sterile processing technicians are trained in principles, methods and control of sterilization processes; and the cleaning, processing, packaging, distributing, storing and inventory control of sterile goods, instruments, trays and equipment. You will also keep records associated with sterilization monitors, orders, charges to patients and inventory.
The Central Sterile Processing program is designed to provide the knowledge and basic skills needed to work in a hospital, surgical center, or other facility that utilizes a central sterile supply department. The program includes such topics as: anatomy and physiology; microbiology and infection control; decontamination and sterilization processing; and how to handle, care for, and identify surgical instruments. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to sit for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution certification exam
Conveniently offered at our Waterbury and Danbury Campuses.
Space is limited in each class so please register early.