Sterile processing technicians are on the front lines in the war against germs and are essential in keeping healthcare environments safe for patients. These technicians decontaminate, inspect, package and sterilize equipment and devices used in the healthcare environment. Equipment can range from very complex medical devices to simple hand-held surgical instruments, both of which are essential to patient care and successful patient outcomes.
Sterile Processing Technicians serve a vital role in the healthcare industry, combating the spread of hospital-borne illnesses, as well as diseases. Students will learn about infection control practices, decontamination and sterilization guidelines and protocols, microbiology, anatomy, medical terminology and surgical procedures, and various material management functions.