Central Sterile Processing Technician

Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Health Care Collaborative
O*Net Code
31-9093.00
Rapids Code
1133
Req. Hours
1820
State
OH
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

4 skill sets | 4 total skills | 1820 total hours
Orientation to Sterile Processing - 120 req. hrs
120 hrs
Cleans, disinfects and inspects surgical instruments and equipment - 880 req. hrs
760 hrs
Assembles, packages, and sterilizes surgical equipment, supplies, and instrumentation - 1640 req. hrs
760 hrs
Performs biological, chemical, and mechanical equipment testing for both the Sterile Processing and the surgical department according to policy Accurately documents test results - 1820 req. hrs
180 hrs

Technical Instruction

Cleaning, Decontamination & Disinfection
Area Specific Safety Standards
# | 32 hrs
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
# | 32 hrs
Temperature & Humidity of the Work Environment
# | 32 hrs
Preparing Work Area For Decontamination
# | 32 hrs
Quality Tests
# | 32 hrs
Maintenance & Troubleshooting of Equipment
# | 32 hrs
Identification & Separation of Reusable & Disposable Items
# | 32 hrs
Preparing Items for Decontamination
# | 32 hrs
Selecting & Using Appropriate Disinfectant
# | 32 hrs
High Level Disinfection (HLD) Process
# | 32 hrs
Transferring Items to Preparation Area
# | 32 hrs
Preparation & Packaging
Area Specific Safety Standards
# | 32 hrs
Temperature & Humidity of the Work Environment
# | 32 hrs
Preparing Work Area for Packaging
# | 32 hrs
Receiving Items for Preparation
# | 32 hrs
Inspecting Items for Cleanliness & Functionality
# | 32 hrs
Identifying Correct Contents for Assembly
# | 32 hrs
Assembling Contents for Packaging
# | 32 hrs
Packaging Method
# | 32 hrs
Labeling Method
# | 32 hrs
Transferring Items to Appropriate Area
# | 32 hrs
Documentation & Record Maintenance
Record Maintenance
# | 8 hrs
Environmental Condition Monitoring & Corrective Action
# | 8 hrs
Employee Education, Safety & Risk Management
# | 8 hrs
Sterilization Process
Area Specific Safety Standards
# | 32 hrs
Temperature & Humidity of the Work Environment
# | 32 hrs
Preparing the Work Area for Sterilization
# | 32 hrs
Sterilizer Tests
# | 32 hrs
Sterilization Methods & Cycles
# | 32 hrs
Pre- & Post-Sterilization Package Integrity
# | 32 hrs
Load Sterilizer
# | 32 hrs
Operating & Monitoring Sterilization Equipment
# | 32 hrs
Cycle Parameter Verification
# | 32 hrs
Unloading Sterilizer
# | 32 hrs
Test Results
# | 32 hrs
Potential Process Failures
# | 32 hrs
Load Control (Lot) Number
# | 32 hrs
Documenting Sterilization Load Contents
# | 32 hrs
Customer Relations
Customer Relations
# | 10 hrs
Teamwork & Work Groups
# | 10 hrs
Sterile Storage & Inventory Management
Area Specific Safety Standards
# | 32 hrs
Temperature & Humidity of the Work Environment
# | 32 hrs
Preparing the Work Area for Storage
# | 32 hrs
Ordering & Inventory Replenishment
# | 32 hrs
Receiving & Inspecting Inventory
# | 32 hrs
Stocking & Rotating Inventory
# | 32 hrs
Distributing Sterile & Non-Sterile Items
# | 32 hrs
Monitoring & Tracking Items Distributed
# | 32 hrs
Loss of Sterile Items
# | 32 hrs
Patient Care Equipment
Area Specific Safety Standards
# | 15 hrs
Temperature & Humidity of the Work Environment
# | 15 hrs
Preparing the Work Area for Distribution
# | 15 hrs
Receiving Items for Preparation
# | 15 hrs
Inspecting Equipment for Cleanliness & Functionality
# | 15 hrs
Preparing Equipment for Distribution
# | 15 hrs
Care & Handling
# | 15 hrs
Distributing & Tracking Equipment
# | 15 hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Introduction to Central Service
Central Service Work Flow
# | hrs
The Processing Cycle
# | hrs
Basic Job Knowledge and Skills
# | hrs
Basic Job Responsibilities
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Medical Terminology for Central Service Technicians
Importance of Medical Terminology
# | hrs
Anatomy of a Medical Term
# | hrs
Anatomy of a Surgical Procedure
# | hrs
From Minimally Invasive Surgery to Open Procedure
# | hrs
Procedure Approach and Purpose
# | hrs
Case Carts and Instrument Trays
# | hrs
The Value of Medical Terminology in the Operating Room
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Anatomy for Central Service Technicians
Cells, Tissues and Organs
# | hrs
Body Systems: Skeletal, Muscular, Nervous, Endocrine, Reproductive, Urinary and Excretory, Respiratory, Digestive, and Circulatory
# | hrs
Anatomy and Instrument Names
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Microbiology for Central Service Technicians
Overview of Microbiology
# | hrs
Beneficial vs. Dangerous Microorganisms
# | hrs
How Microorganisms are Identified and Classified
# | hrs
Controlling and Eliminating Microorganisms
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Regulations and Standards
Regulatory Agencies
# | hrs
Professional Associations
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Infection Prevention
Central Service Processes
# | hrs
Principles of Asepsis
# | hrs
Personal Hygiene and Attire
# | hrs
Managing the Environment to Manage the Spread of Bacteria
# | hrs
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 29 CFR 1910.1030
# | hrs
Environmental Concerns in Central Service Areas
# | hrs
Elements of Transmission and the Chain of Infection
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Decontamination: Point of Use Preparation and Transport
Goals of Point-of-Use Preparation and Transport
# | hrs
Sources of Contaminated Items
# | hrs
Point-of-Use Preparation: Reasons and Guidelines
# | hrs
Transport of Soiled Items
# | hrs
Off-Site Processing
# | hrs
Education and Training
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Cleaning and Decontamination
What is Clean”
# | hrs
Introduction to the Decontamination Work Area
# | hrs
Mechanical Cleaners
# | hrs
Equipment Testing
# | hrs
Cleaning Chemicals and Lubricants
# | hrs
Instructions for Use
# | hrs
Steps in the Process of Decontamination
# | hrs
Decontamination
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Disinfection
Introduction to Disinfectants
# | hrs
Types of Disinfectants
# | hrs
Safe Work Practices when Performing Manual Disinfection
# | hrs
Achieving Disinfection Using Mechanical Processes
# | hrs
Quality Assurance for Disinfection
# | hrs
Quality Assurance Testing for High-Level Disinfectants
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Surgical Instrumentation
The Important Role of Instrument Selection and Inspection
# | hrs
Instrument Manufacturing Process
# | hrs
Classification and Overview of Surgical Instruments
# | hrs
Postoperative Care of Surgical Instruments
# | hrs
Solutions that Damage Instruments
# | hrs
Instrument Sharpness Testing and Identification
# | hrs
Instrument Identification Methods
# | hrs
Instrument Lubrication
# | hrs
Tips to Protect Instruments from Damage
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Complex Surgical Instruments
Power Surgical Instruments
# | hrs
Endoscopes
# | hrs
Rigid and Semi-Rigid Endoscopes
# | hrs
Rigid and Semi-Rigid Endoscope General Guidelines for Decontamination
# | hrs
Rigid Endoscopic Instruments
# | hrs
Endoscopic and Robotic Instrumentation
# | hrs
Flexible Endoscopes
# | hrs
Cleaning and Processing Flexible Endoscopes
# | hrs
Flexible Endoscopic Accessories
# | hrs
Flexible Endoscope Regulations and Guidelines
# | hrs
Infection Prevention Issues
# | hrs
Flexible and Rigid Endoscope Care and Handling
# | hrs
Endoscope Camera Care and Handling
# | hrs
Endoscopic Repair
# | hrs
Staff Education
# | hrs
Loaner Instrumentation
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Assembly and Packaging
Assembly and Packaging Area
# | hrs
Primary Goal of Pack Preparation
# | hrs
General Guidelines for Preparation of Pack Contents
# | hrs
Quality Assurance Measures – Internal Chemical Indicators
# | hrs
Basic Packaging Procedures
# | hrs
Reusable Packaging Materials
# | hrs
Disposable Packaging Materials
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Wrapping Techniques
Methods of Packing Closure
# | hrs
Package Labelling
# | hrs
Special Packaging Concerns
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Point of Use Processing
A Brief History
# | hrs
Immediate Use Steam Sterilization
# | hrs
Procedures for Immediate Use Steam Sterilization
# | hrs
Quality Control Monitors for Immediate Use Steam Sterilization
# | hrs
Point-of-Use Processing for Heat-Sensitive Devices
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: High-Temperature Sterilization
Factors that Impact Sterilization
# | hrs
Advantages of Steam Sterilization
# | hrs
Anatomy of a Steam Sterilizer
# | hrs
Types of Steam Sterilizers Used in Central Service
# | hrs
Steam Sterilizer Cycles
# | hrs
Conditions Necessary for Effective Steam Sterilization
# | hrs
Basic Work Practices for Steam Sterilization
# | hrs
Sterilization Quality Control
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Low Temperature Sterilization
Low-Temperature Basic Sterilization Requirements
# | hrs
Ethylene Oxide
# | hrs
Hydrogen Peroxide Systems
# | hrs
Ozone Sterilization
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Sterile Storage and Transport
Storage Considerations
# | hrs
Receipt of Sterile Items into Storage
# | hrs
Event-Related Sterility
# | hrs
Basic Storage Guidelines
# | hrs
Cleaning
# | hrs
Sterile Storage Professionals
# | hrs
Transporting Sterile Items
# | hrs
Transportation Guidelines
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Monitoring and Recordkeeping for Central Service
The Importance of Accurate Records
# | hrs
General Monitoring
# | hrs
Decontamination Area Monitoring
# | hrs
High-Level Disinfection Monitoring
# | hrs
Sterilization Monitoring
# | hrs
Sterilizer Specific Monitoring
# | hrs
Personal Monitoring
# | hrs
Staff Education
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Quality Assurance
Quality in Central Service Operations
# | hrs
Components of Quality
# | hrs
Quality Control Indicators
# | hrs
Analysis of Quality Concerns
# | hrs
Quality Program Alternatives
# | hrs
Quality Central Service Procedures
# | hrs
Quality in Central Service Processing Areas
# | hrs
What is Inventory?
# | hrs
Where Does Inventory Come From?
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Managing Inventory within the Central Service Department
Handling Commercially-Sterilized Items
# | hrs
Item Locator Systems
# | hrs
Loss of Sterile Items
# | hrs
Transport of Commercially-Sterilized Packages
# | hrs
Distribution of Supplies
# | hrs
Sustainability
# | hrs
The Role of Central Service in Inventory Management
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: The Role of Central Service in Ancillary Department Support
Identifying the Central Service Department’s Scope of Service
# | hrs
Patient Care Equipment
# | hrs
Procuring New and Additional Equipment
# | hrs
Other Patient Care Equipment Concerns
# | hrs
Procedural Support
# | hrs
Utensils and Other Medical Equipment
# | hrs
Communication and Coordination is Key
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: The Role of Information Technology in Central Service
Role of Computer-Based Information Systems
# | hrs
Tracking Systems for Central Service
# | hrs
Features of Instrument and Equipment Tracking Systems
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Safety and Risk Management for Central Service
Risk Management
# | hrs
Common Workplace Safety Hazards
# | hrs
General Hazards
# | hrs
Area Specific Safety Concerns
# | hrs
Other Areas of Concern
# | hrs
Disaster Preparedness
# | hrs
Employee Accidents and Injury
# | hrs
Patient Accidents and Injuries
# | hrs
Employee Information and Training
# | hrs
Employee Preparedness
# | hrs
IAHCSMM Central Service Technical Manual: Success Through Communication
Need for Effective Communication and Human Relations Skills
# | hrs
Common Communication Barriers
# | hrs
Central Service Technicians are Professionals
# | hrs
Basics of Communication
# | hrs
Human relations
# | hrs
Central Service Technicians and Teamwork
# | hrs
Central Service and Diversity
# | hrs
Customer Service Skills for Central Service Technicians
# | hrs
Setting Priorities
# | hrs
Avoiding Work Group Comparisons
# | hrs
Committing to Patient Care During Disasters
# | hrs