At a Glance:

Advisor:
Walker: Cinda Cochran
Cinda Cochran, Clinical Coordinator & Instructor of Surgical Technology
Office: H249
Phone: 706-295-6100
Email:
Campus: Floyd County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Surgical Technology

Credentials

Certificate, Surgical Technology, Coosa Valley Technical College

  or Michael Barrett
Michael Barrett, Program Director & Instructor of Surgical Technology & Central Sterile Processing
Office: 6112a
Phone: 706-764-3721
Email:
Campus: Walker County Campus
Department: Nursing and Allied Health Technologies , Surgical Technology

Credentials

B.S., Bellevue University; A.A., Dalton State College; Diploma Coosa Valley Technical College

Certification

CST The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting

Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician (CS91)

Offered at the Following Campus

  • Walker County Campus

Program Overview

The Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician Technical Certificate of Credit is designed to provide entry-level training that will prepare graduates to function in the sterile supply processing and distribution areas of healthcare facilities. The program is based on theory and clinical instruction that will apply scientific principles to the specific work area. Theory classes with laboratory participatory classes will prepare students for clinical application of skills and knowledge in healthcare facilities. Together with practica experiences provide students with the preparation necessary to be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.

Course Overview

Credit Hours
Required Courses (23 hours)
Introduces the elements of medical terminology. Emphasis is placed on building familiarity with medical words through knowledge of roots, prefixes, and suffixes. Topics include: origins (roots, prefixes, and suffixes), word building, abbreviations and symbols, and terminology related to the human anatomy.
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.
This course provides an overview of the Central Sterile Processing and Distribution profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate as an entry level Central Sterile Processing Technician. Emphasis will be placed on the profession of Central Sterile Processing, basic sciences and related subjects, infection control, aseptic technique, equipment management, sterilization, instrumentation and supplies, legal issues, inventory management, safety, quality assurance, professional development and healthcare trends. Students completing this course will be eligible to apply to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification exam.
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This course complements CSSP 1010 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technican, and together with CSSP 1022 Central Sterile Processing Supply Practicum II, providing the practica hours necessary to meet the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) requirements to sit for the certification examination.
This course complements CSSP 1010 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technican, and together with CSSP 1020 Central Sterile Processing Supply Practicum II, providing the practica hours necessary to meet the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) requirements to sit for the certification examination.
Emphasizes human relations and professional development in today*s rapidly changing world that prepares students for living and working in a complex society. Topics include human relations skills, job acquisition skills and communication, job retention skills, job advancement skills, and professional image skills.