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Central Sterile Processing Technician (XSP)
Program Description

Certification Training (CT)

Central Sterile Processing Technicians clean and sterilize surgical instruments and medical equipment. Technicians set up equipment and deliver them to surgical areas, hospital rooms, clinics and even patient's homes. Students learn how to 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.

Students also learn how Central Sterile Processing departments manage inventory, order supplies, inspect, maintain, deliver, and retrieve equipment and instruments for surgery, emergency room and other patient care units.

Program includes classroom, lab, and experience in a sterile processing department during the clinical portion of the program.

Space is limited. Call for information at (978) 236-1200.

Students interested in participating in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly, or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship, or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider, may be required to undergo criminal background checks, including a national as well as local check (i.e. Massachusetts Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and Sex Offender Record Information (SORI)). Depending on the contents of these criminal background check(s), a student's participation in an academic program that involves working with children, the disabled, or the elderly or which includes a clinical affiliation, internship or field placement with a private or public healthcare provider may not be allowed, and therefore may impact a student's ability to complete program requirements. Furthermore, please note that eligibility to participate in the program and/or clinical affiliation, internship or field placement as a result of screening requirements, such as criminal background checks, is not a guarantee of eligibility to sit for professional credentialing examination(s) or employment upon graduation.

For more information, contact us at (978) 236-1200 or ictt@northshore.edu .


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