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2018-2019 Catalog 
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HSC 1434 - Central Processing Technology

Credit Hours: 6.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None

This course will prepare students for employment in the related areas of Central Service Technology as students work with preceptors to gain the skills and competences necessary for employment as central service technicians, supervisors, central supply workers, stock clerks in the stock room or warehouse, and processing technicians for hospital areas requiring expertise in sterilization, disinfection or decontamination skills. The course will provide experience in processing patient care equipment, instrumentation, and supplies along with observation of surgical procedures and rotations through relevant patient care and supply storage areas. Skills performed will include general cleaning, decontamination and disinfection, wrapping and packaging, linen folding, testing and selection of instrumentation and supplies, instrument tray and procedure tray assembly, sterilization techniques, clean and sterile storage, preparation of case carts, processing documentation and distribution. The course will include lecture, lab and clinical internship.

Occupational (A.S. and A.A.S.)