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Central Sterile Supply Technician



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Your Exceptional Learning Experience

  • In this course, through didactic, lab, and clinical experience, the student will develop basic technical skills in the fundamentals of medical terms, anatomy, and microbiology. The emphasis of this course includes 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 a variety of sterilization techniques and methods. The student will gain an understanding of quality assurance, inventory management, and safety. The student will participate in 360 hours (288 beginning Fall 2017) of hands-on learning in the clinical environment based on the International Association of Healthcare Central Service and Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) requirements for certification. 
  • Graduates of the Course will take the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam and is eligible to take the Certified Flexible Endoscope Reprocessor (CFER) exam. CRCST exam fees are included in the tuition and fees and are required to work at Sentara Healthcare. Beginning Fall 2017, graduates of the Course will acquire "provisional certification" status as CRCST.
  • The job title for Sentara Healthcare is SPD Tech I.
  • Please click here for information on the Admissions Process.