Central Services and Sterile Processing Technicians are a vital support to all patient care services in many health care facilities. They are responsible for decontaminating, cleaning, processing, assembling, sterilizing, storing, and distributing the medical devices and supplies needed in patient care, especially during surgery.
Training includes preparing special packages of equipment for specialty procedures. Central Supply is also the main inventory storage area of the hospital and technicians are responsible for processing, quality assurance, and storing the equipment and instrumentation so that it is available when needed. Upon completion of the program students may expect to find employment in hospitals and various outpatient surgical centers.
Students require 400 hours of hands-on experience which allows the student to practice what they have learned. A portion of the hands-on experience will be completed within the program. The remainder must be completed within 6 months of passing the provisional certification.
What to Expect?
You will learn the basics of sterile processing, including: