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STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN (SPT)

WELCOME TO THE PROGRAM PAGE OFFERED BY AMERICATION CAREER AND TRAINING SCHOOL.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The sterile processing technician is designed for students that would like to pursue their career into becoming a sterile processing technician or operating room technician. The main job duties of a sterile processing technician include but not limited to Preparing, cleaning, decontamination, sterilizing, installing, or packing laboratory or healthcare equipment. May perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment. Other Job Titles includes: Central Processing Technician (CPT), Central Service Technician (CST), Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Instrument Technician, Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Technician), Sterile Processing Technician, Sterile Technician, Sterilization Technician. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of the sterile processing technician is projected to grow 11 percent nationally, much faster than the average from 2016 to 2026.

 

At completion of the program the student will be awarded with a certificate of completion.

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Medical Equipment Preparers, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/data-for-occupations-not-covered-in-detail.htm#Healthcare support occupations (visited June 26, 2018).

 

PROGRAM MODULES OUTLINE

PROGRAM OUTLINE OF STERILE PROCCESING TECHNICIAN

  • Roles and Responsibilities  

  • Anatomy and Physiology 

  • Microbiology  

  • Infection Prevention  

  • Decontamination  

  • Disinfection Processes  

  • Processing Patient Care Equipment

  • Preparation and Packaging of Instruments and Devices  

  • Types of Surgical Instruments and Specialty Devices  

  • Sterilization  

  • Inventory Control, Storage and Distribution

  • Sterile Storage

  • Definitions and Abbreviations

  • Prefixes, Suffixes, Anatomical and Physiological Terms; Symbols

 

PROGRAM KEY DETAILS

DURATION

2 Months

PROGRAM PACE

Self Paced

START DATES

1st & 15th of Every Month

TIME COMMITMENT

12.5 Hours/Week

REGISTRATION

Online or Oncampus

CLASS SIZE

Under 15

DELIVERY

Online

LANGUAGE

English

 
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  • Self-Discipline your self

  • Schedule the time required for study

  • Be focussed once you enroll.

PROGRAM ONLINE LEARNING FEATURES

LEARNING PATH

All programs have a learning path that students can follow without getting off track.

TEXT TO SPEECH

If you don't feel like reading the material, you can activate the audio reader in the program.

MODULE BASED

Each program is broken down into modules to simply the contents in a section.

DASHBOARD

You can view the overall program outline from 1 single dashboard without having to switch screens.

ONLINE ATTENDANCE

When you attend the online programs, you will be able to see the duration of time spent.

STUDY TOOLS

Majority programs is equipped with study tools such as flash cards, crosswords etc.

PROGRESS TRACKER

Now you have the ease of tracking your progress while you are in the program.

ORIENTATION

All programs come with an orientation towards your program to assist you.

 

PROGRAM LEARNING OBJECTIVES & KEY TERMS

  • Explain the history of surgical instrumentation.

  • List of countries that contributed to the surgical instruments.

  • List previously used materials for making the surgical instruments.

  • Explain changes in surgical instrument design changes from ancient to current designs.

  • Describe the instrument design.

  • Explain the components of surgical instrument.

  • List the materials used for making surgical instruments.

  • Explain the anatomy of the surgical instruments.

  • Describe the categories of the surgical instrument.

  • Explain the process of maintenance of surgical instruments.

  • Describe the difference between surgical instrument categories.

  • Explain the packaging material for surgical instruments.

  • Describe the procedure of opening a packed surgical instrument.

  • Describe the baseline foundation sets.

  • Describe and Discuss the foundation sets for soft tissues.

  • Name the surgical instruments used in plastic surgery.

  • Name the features of surgical instruments used in plastic surgery.

  • List the basic plastic surgery instruments.

  • In brief describe the basic plastic surgery procedures.

  • Name few general surgery instruments.

  • Explain in brief the major laparotomy tray.

  • Name the upper and lower abdomen surgical instruments.

  • In brief list the basic instruments used in gynecological surgeries.

  • In brief list the basic instruments used in urological surgeries.

  • In brief list the basic instruments used in bone and joint surgeries.

  • Explain about drills and power equipment used in bone and joint procedures.

  • Describe about special bone and joint instruments. 

  • Select and name the instruments for ear procedures.

  • Select and name the instruments for nasal procedures.

  • Select and name the instruments for neck procedures.

  • Name spinal surgery instruments.

  • Name cranial surgery instruments.

  • List basic neurosurgical instruments.

  • Select and name the instruments for cardiac procedures.

  • List basic cardiac instruments.

  • List basic vascular instruments.

  • Select and name the instruments for microsurgical procedures.

  • List and select instruments for endoscopy.

  • Describe the inspection process of instruments.

  • Describe the sterilization methods for instruments.

  • Describe the cleaning and decontamination instruments.

 

PROGRAM COMPLETION REWARDS

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DIGITAL BADGE

At successful completion, you will receive digital badges that can be used online to display your achievements.

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CERTIFICATE

At the completion of the program, you will be awarded with a program completion certificate.

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CAREER HOURS

With the completion of this program, you will also be awarded with Career Enhancement Clock Hours (CECH), that may be displayed on your resume. 

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TRANSCRIPT

Your completion also comes with a dedicated transcript that shows your areas of grades for each course you attended.

 
 

PROGRAM TUITION & FEES PAYMENT PLANS

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