Sep 24, 2023  
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Southern Academic Catalog

Central Sterile Technician, Skill set


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Purpose

The Central Sterile Technician Skill Set prepares the student to ensure that all instruments used by medical personnel in the healthcare facility are clean and sterile. This entails performing manual cleaning prior to sterilization, placing cleaned instruments in sterilizers, and the ability to run and monitor the sterilizers. Central Sterile Technicians are integral members of the healthcare team who are responsible for decontaminating, inspecting, assembling, disassembling, packaging and sterilizing surgical instruments and devices in a healthcare facility that is essential to patient safety. To earn certifications, candidates are required to successfully demonstrate skills through completion of 400 hours of hands-on work experience as well as successful completion of an examination developed to measure the understanding of general central services and infection prevention topics.

The full Central Sterile Technician Skill Set is available on the Logan Campus. Some courses may be offered online. 

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