Sterile Processing Technician Practicum Track Certificate
- Non-credit Fast Track program
- Full program offered at LSC-Tomball
- Career & Technical Education Department
Sterile processing is a term used to describe the tasks by which medical devices used to deliver patient care are examined, disinfected, tracked, and reprocessed for future use by patients. It also includes an element of inventory control and purchasing to ensure cost containment of devices and supplies. The primary function is to support the surgical services department by helping to preventing infections and cross-contamination of patients via instrumentation and devices. The three phases of care involve the reprocessing of instruments and devices categorized as noncritical, semi critical, and critical items.
Surgical technologists are trained in sterile processing and must be able to assist the department in its goals. The regional shortage of surgical technologists has created a shortage of sterile processing assistance, ultimately leading to an increase in jobs posted for both surgical technologists and sterile processing technicians.
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Please contact Erica Jordan at Erica.L.Jordan@LoneStar.edu or 281.290.2883 for more information.
|CSPDC 2107101||Intro to Human Body & Disease||48|
|CSPDC 2107201||Infection Control||80|
|HPRSC 2100604||Essentials of Medical Terminology||24|
|Sterile Processing Technician Practicum Track Certificate Total||552|
Median Wage: $22,8981
Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:
- Surgical Technician2
- Surgical Technologist2
- Scrub Technician2
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Program Cost: $2,021
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