Sterile Processing is a field dedicated to supporting the healthcare industry with supplies and equipment. You will learn sterilization practices that will prepare you to become a Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician. Topics include microbiology, infection control, decontamination, manual and mechanical cleaning, instrument inspection and assembly, sterilization procedures and methods, sterile storage, inventory control, material management, and distribution. Class format includes lecture, demonstration and practice. Includes a field trip to a local area hospital sterile processing department. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Exam. Textbooks included. Cost of exam ($120) not included.
For information regarding testing call CBSPD at 908-454-9555 or 800-555-9765, Mon-Fri, 8:30-4:30, or visit http://www.sterileprocessing.org/cbspd.htm.