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Central Sterile Processing Technician (XSP)
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CSA666 Central Sterile Processing Technician
Learn to clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. Set up and deliver them to surgical areas, hospital rooms, clinics and even patient's homes. Assemble, adjust and check non-sterile equipment, and sterile supplies needed for surgery or other medical procedures. Learn about microbes and germs and how they cause infections. Learn about managing inventory, ordering supplies, inspecting, maintaining, delivering and retrieving equipment and instruments for surgery, emergency room and other patient care units. After completing this program, test for a certifying exam given at a local Prometric Testing Center to obtain provisional certification from the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management Association (IAHCSMM). The cost of this exam is not included in cost of this program. Once employed, you must accumulate 400 hours of work experience within 6 months to become fully certified. Program includes classroom, lab, and experience in a sterile processing department during the clinical portion of the program. Job requires ability to lift at least 50 pounds. Clinical experience may be on any day/time of the week, based on clinical site schedules. Prerequisites:(1) It is strongly recommended that students take the Accuplacer Placement Exam at the Center for Alternative Studies and Testing prior to registration, for advising purposes. (2)A CORI check is required, come to the Danvers Campus, Math & Science Building 106C to complete at least two weeks before class starts. (3)Proof of immunizations and a negative TB test is required and given to the instructor at the first class. TEXTBOOK REQUIRED Available at Danvers Bookstore.

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