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CST 112C - Central Service Clinical

Credits: 6
330 Clinical Hours

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Central Service Technician Program
Co-requisites: SUR 110  

This course assigns students to various clinical sites under the supervision of a surgical technology instructor. Students gain exposure to the various aspects of central service to obtain direct experience in instrumentation and processing, decontamination, sterilization, wrapping, equipment maintenance, distribution and case cart systems. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Identify the appropriate biological indicators used for various sterilizers.
  2. Examine the results of biological testing for various sterilizers.
  3. Demonstrate proper handling of contaminated equipment and instruments, according to standard precautions and  hospital policy.
  4. Demonstrate inventory management and distribution of items to various hospital departments.
  5. Demonstrate preparation of case carts for the operating room.
  6. Prepare items for sterilization.
  7. Differentiate between decontamination and disinfection.
  8. Explain the factors of an electronic operating room schedule.
  9. Demonstrate professional behavior in the clinical setting.

 Listed Topics

  1. Sterile processing
  2. Distribution systems
  3. Decontamination and disinfection
  4. Instrumentation
  5. Operation of various sterilizers
Reference Materials
Selected textbooks and references will be used.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
  • Technological Competence
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 04/10/2020

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