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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 prevent surgical complications, lower repair costs, and reduce risk.

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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

Sterile Processing

TOPICS COVERED:

Sterile Processing Technicians will benefit from this timely training course.

  1. Environmental Cleaning
  2. Sterilization Process
  3. Surgical Environment & Safety
  4. Surgical Instruments
  5. Transmissible Infection Prevention

CONTACT HOURS:

8.7*


Help New Technicians Better Understand Their Role in Perioperative Safety

To better understand the importance of their roll in overall perioperative safety, new technicians will have access to Guideline Essential Quick views of Guidelines for Perioperative Practice.

  • Environmental Cleaning
  • Sterilization Process
  • Surgical Environment & Safety
  • Surgical Instruments
  • Transmissible Infection Prevention

Administrators

As an administrator, you will take the Administrator Course.

Upon completion of the course 0.75CHs will be awarded. Administrators will also receive a Certificate of Completion.

*The 8.7 CHs continuing education contact hours are based on completion of the entire course. Learners do not earn contact hours for completion of individual modules.

Accreditation and Disclaimer

8.7 HSPA contact hours (formerly IAHCSMM). This program is approved for up to 9.0 hours of AEUs and up to 9.0 hours of IPCHs by BASC Provider #0102.

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