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 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). The fee is included in the tuition and fees and is required to work at Sentara Healthcare.
The job title for Sentara Healthcare is SPD Tech I.
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