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Central Sterile Processing Technician

Published
Time-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Health Care Collaborative
O*Net Code
31-9093.00
Rapids Code
1133
Req. Hours
1820
State
OH
Created
Jul 29, 2021
Updated
Jul 29, 2021

Time-Based Skills

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

Technical Instruction

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

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