anyone wanting to become a valuable member of today's health care team and be responsible for providing support to all patient care service areas in a health care facility, including the operating room.
Central Sterile Processing Technicians 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 Processing 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.
To be employed as a Central Sterile Processing Technician in Connecticut, you must have been awarded industry certification. Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be eligible to sit for the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution certification exam.
This course is offered on a rotating basis between Waterbury and Danbury Campuses each semester.