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Sterile Processing Technology (SPT)
Presentation and discussion of development and history of a modern Sterile Processing Department. Roles and responsibilities of Sterile Processing Technicians. Review of the anatomy and physiology of the human body in relation to processing of medical devices and patient care equipment. Discussion of basic Microbiology and identification of common microbes and diseases found in today’s healthcare environment. Presentation and discussion of Infection Control techniques in relation to disease transmission. Demonstration of appropriate decontamination techniques and protocol of medical devices and patient care equipment to eliminate the occurrence of a healthcare acquired infection. Discussion of federal and private organizations affecting daily functions of field of study. Legal and ethical aspects of Sterile Processing practice introduced. Hands on clinical experience in understanding the Central Service department workflow: decontamination (Soiled Items) to Preparation/Packaging/Sterilization (Clean Items) to Sterile Storage (Sterile Items). Utilizing medical terminology to interpret correct procedures listed on surgery schedules/preference sheets/instrument count sheets. Utilizing knowledge of anatomy in indentifying surgical procedures and sterile supplies associated with those procedures while performing the activity of pulling case carts. By understanding the transmission of microorganisms, will demonstrate the donning of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the decontamination area and will utilize during the sorting and washing activities performed in that area. Demonstrating the appropriate use of tools for cleaning, i.e. brushes, sponges, stylets, high pressure nozzles, etc in the decontamination area. Manufacturer’s recommendations will be referenced for appropriate washing and sterilization of equipment and instrumentation. Will demonstrate proper hand hygiene and will apply the use of universal standard precautions for infection prevention and control.
Lecture: 4 hours - Clinical: 15 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the SPT program Lab fee: $50.00
Presentation and discussion of techniques and protocol of processing patient care equipment. Review and demonstration of the various packaging methods currently in use in today’s healthcare environment for sterile processing of critical medical devices. Discussion and identification of surgical instruments including techniques for recognizing damage and/or poor working condition to allow technicians to remove for preventive maintenance. Discussion and identification of the various methods of sterilization currently used in healthcare. Demonstration of appropriate monitoring techniques to achieve required degree of sterile assurance level. Identification of sterile storage procedures and concepts. Review and demonstration of appropriate distribution methods and affect each has on the cost of med/surgical supplies. Presentation and discussion of history, development and current trends in the daily operations of modern hospitals. Hospital governance, administration and management. Review of functions of clinical patient care areas of inpatient care, outpatient care, surgery, emergency services, ancillary diagnostic and rehabilitation services. Review of patient, facility and administrative support services. Discussion of critical interrelated functions of all departments of hospital to insure quality patient care is delivered. Introduction to hospital budgeting, marketing, financing, billing, quality improvement and accreditation. Presentation of case studies to emphasize actual ethical concerns that may be experienced in performance of duties.
Lecture: 4 hours - Clinical: 15 hours
Prerequisite: SPT 1861 Lab fee: $50.00
Note: Also see BISI courses
DL, Distance Learning