This comprehensive course will prepare students to enter the healthcare field and take the HealthcareSterile Processing Association (HSPA) Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam.Course content includes medical terminology and anatomy and physiology foundations, understandingcentral service processing in healthcare facilities, microbiology and infection protection, instrument andequipment transport, cleaning, and decontamination and much more! Program also includes a 400 hoursclinical externship at a local healthcare provider! This program will prepare students to enter thehealthcare field and to pursue certification including the Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA)Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) national certification exam. 


This course coversthe following key areas and topics:

  • SPD functions and safety precautions
  • Health and safety regulations, standards, and guidelines that apply to the processing of medical devices and instrumentation
  • Anatomy and physiology relate to the work performed in the sterile processing department
  • Basic factors in disease transmission and defenses against infection
  • Regulated medical waste and non-infectious waste
  • Bloodborne pathogens
  • Quality decontamination processes
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) as it relates to OSHA regulations and employee safety and health
  • Chemical disinfection functions
  • Disinfecting agents used in the decontamination process
  • Disassembly, cleaning, disinfecting, inspecting, reassembling, testing, storing, and distributing movable patient care equipment
  • Instruments sets, preparating basins and textile packs


Sterlie Processing Technicians should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

Students who complete this course are prepared for national certification:

  • Healthcare Sterile Processing Association (HSPA) Certified Registered Central ServiceTechnician (CRCST) national certification exam

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