Trained central service and sterile processing technicians help reduce the risk of microbial exposure by maintaining and sterilizing equipment for a wide range of medical areas. This short training program can help students learn heat, steam, and chemical disinfecting and sterilization techniques as well as inventory management skills. Professionalism, teamwork, communications, and medical language are stressed as students learn to pursue or maintain job opportunities in sterile processing technology.

What Will I Learn?

This course includes the study of the Central Service and Materials Management Departments. Special emphasis is placed on:

  • Cleaning and decontamination of equipment
  • Disinfection of instruments and equipment
  • The different methods of sterilization
  • Sterile packaging of reusable and disposables
  • Storage of sterile hospital items

Walk Away With

Ability to demonstrate the following: 

  • Proper sterilization techniques
  • Heat, steam, and chemical disinfecting techniques
  • Inventory management
  • Professionalism
  • Teamwork
  • Medical communication skills

Who Should Attend?

This is an entry-level health care class for people interested in a career in the medical industry, specifically surgical services.

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Instructor Bio

Carrie Nutsch