The Central Sterilization Technician Recertification Training Program is designed to update the credential of healthcare professionals. The program will provide employed healthcare professionals with the skills necessary to meet the New York state law requiring certification. The Central Sterilization program will address various topics related to the cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of patient equipment. The program will assist the students to understand the basic hard skills necessary to provide a safe product for patient use.
9:00 AM -4:00 PM
Upon successful completion, students receive a Certificate of Completion from the State University of New York.
Certification: CSPDT Certification (CBSPD Certification Board).
|Central Sterilization Technician Core Competencies||This course introduces fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in healthcare professions. In addition to the essential skills, students will explore the roles and functions of the central service department, safety regulations, state and federal regulations, methods of quality assurance, material safety data requirements, and the purpose of a procedure manual and organizational structure. Competencies include decontamination, preparation and packaging, inspection, sterilization, and storage of patient equipment.||60|
As a healthcare professional, you will be expected to adhere to accepted standards of appearance and hygiene in class.
Uniform scrubs and comfortable sneakers are required. Facial piercings must be removed, nails must be kept short (fake nails and polish are prohibited).
Waived if employed.
Daily attendance is mandatory. 100% is expected. You are expected to maintain attendance as if you were in an employment situation.
Q: Why is time and attendance important to this program?
A: Within healthcare, patients rely on the caregivers to provide good quality care. Therefore, in order to meet the needs of the population that we serve, punctuality is essential. The program is designed to build these skills.
Q: If I attend prerequisite classes during the summer, will I be required to enroll in similar courses during the first quarter?
A: Yes, the prerequisite classes may not be all inclusive of the required courses; therefore, the student should contact the faculty overseeing the programs.
Q: Why are computer courses essential?
A: Computer skills are essential within healthcare professions due to the evolution of electronic medical records and patients' documentation.
Q: How essential are the prerequisite courses (Introduction to Healthcare, Professional Development and Introduction to Effective Communication)
A: Due to the diversity population within healthcare, students must have a basic understanding of the core values of each aspect of the job requirements and/or performance.