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Continuing Education Courses

Continuing Education Courses Overview

The Care Partner Course was added in 1994 in response to the need for consistent and formal training for multi-skilled patient caregivers in Sentara acute care hospitals.   Care Partners work for Sentara Healthcare and are trained exclusively for their important role in the hospital setting.

The Monitor Surveillance Technician course began in 1987 to prepare qualified technicians to observe patient telemetry monitors and interpret basic cardiac rhythms and report findings to the nurse and/or physician.

The Central Sterile Supply Technician (SPD Tech) was added in 2012 in response to the need for skilled technicians to meet regulations and standards applicable to sterile processing, infection prevention and control, identification and use of surgical instruments, care, cleaning, and processing of surgical instruments specific to end-uses; concepts of variety of sterilization techniques and methods.