Foundations for Sterile Processing

Help Prevent SSIs with Evidence-Based Sterile Processing Education

Sterile processing technicians play a crucial role in the safety of the surgical patient. Train your technicians using standardized education in proper processing of OR instruments and devices.

This new program will provide your technicians with tools they need to improve surgical outcomes, lower repair costs, and reduce risk.


Affordably Implement Foundations for Sterile Processing

Efficiently Address Infection Control Challenges

Reinforce the importance and responsibility of your sterile processing technicians in keeping patients safe.

Students will:

  • Learn patient safety standards, elements of a culture of safety, and the impact of human factors on the culture of safety
  • Identify methods for how and when to use disinfectants
  • Understand how to select the appropriate monitoring and sterilizations methods for the four classes of instruments
  • Describe the elements required for an infection to occur and practices to prevent infection
  • Discuss the importance of leak testing
  • Describe the complexity and required maintenance of endoscopic instrumentation

Sterile Processing


Sterile Processing Technicians will benefit from this timely training course.

  1. Perioperative Safety Introduction
  2. Sterilization and Disinfection
  3. Surgical Instruments
  4. Transmissible Infection Prevention



Help Students Better Understand Their Role in Perioperative Safety

These key course takeaways (PDFs) from the Guidelines for Perioperative Practice below will help standardize their role upon course completion:

  • High-Level Disinfection
  • Packaging Systems
  • Flexible Endoscopes
  • Sterilization

*The 6.9 continuing education contact hours are based on completion of the entire course. You do not earn contact hours for completion of individual modules.

Accreditation and Disclaimer

IAHCSMM CE Approval Code AORN 202808 (6.9 CE)

SSIs are the most common and costly of all hospital-acquired infections, accounting for 20 percent of all hospital-acquired infections.