Sterile Processing Technician Course

The Sterile Processing course curriculum offers real-world training developed by professional educators and sterile processing experts. The curriculum is easy to follow and includes accepted sterilization practices that you will actually use on the job.

The CRCST certification requires that you pass the certification exam and complete 400 hours of hands-on experience in a sterile processing department. These hours can be completed before testing or within 6 months of passing the exam. For more information, visit the IAHCSMM.

Sterile Processing Program Description

The Sterile Processing program is designed to provide the student the knowledge and skills required for entry-level work as a sterile processing technician. The program focuses on introductory sterile processing concepts and professional proficiencies. It will prepare students to execute the necessary activities that are performed daily in the sterile processing department. The program is designed to develop the comprehension learners need to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam through the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM).

Sterile Processing Program Objectives

After completing the Sterile Processing program, students will be able to do the following:

  1. Recognize the fundamental practices and procedures of aseptic technique
  2. Identify common pathogens found in the medical setting and the precautionary measures healthcare workers take to minimize the risk of contracting diseases
  3. Identify HIPAA privacy rules and regulations and patient information commonly maintained by a healthcare facility
  4. Recognize the duties and requirements of the sterile processing technician in the healthcare setting
  5. Identify basic concepts of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, microorganisms, and medical terminology related to the duties of sterile processing technicians
  6. Identify industry regulations and best practice standards common in the sterile processing field and the organizations responsible for setting the regulations and standards
  7. Identify common and complex surgical instruments, industry approved practices for decontamination and sterilization of medical supplies and equipment, and the proper ways to transport equipment
  8. Identify procedures for effective inventory control and tracking of instruments, equipment, and supplies
  9. Recognize quality assurance practices and workplace safety procedures
  10. Identify the importance of teamwork, workplace communication, and customer relations in the sterile processing setting
  11. Identify basic concepts of technology, writing, communication, and math skills used in the workplace

Our Sterile Processing Technician course will enable you to advance your career in the pharmacy technician field. Call 1-800-957-5412 or enroll now.