Course Title:

Sterile Processing Technician


Nightingale Academy of Health Services

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Course format: Classroom

To provide students with the skills and attitudes necessary to graduate as a “Sterile Processor?

Topics Covered
?The Profession of Surgical Processing
?Infection Control
?Cleaning and Decontamination
?Disinfect ion
?Equipment Management
?Surgical Instrumentation
?Sterile Packaging and Storage
?Legal Issues: Regulations and Reuse
?Safety in Central Service
?Tour of Central Services Departments
?Protect your Back Module
?Infection Control
?Many more topics included

?17 Weeks - Full time
?5 days per week (7.5 hours/day)
?7 weeks theory includes motivation, career and resume planning
?10 weeks clinical instruction and practicum experience at sites in the capital health region.

Theory Site
Edmonton General

Clinical Instruction and Practicum Sites
Grey Nuns Hospital
University of Alberta Hospital
Misericordia Hospital
Royal Alexandra Hospital
Leduc Hospital
Sturgeon Community Hospital

All students will receive CPR Level "C" Certification in addition to a program certificate. All graduates will be eligible to challenge the International Association of Health Care Central Services Material Management (I.A.H.C.C.S.M.M.) exam to become a Certified Registered Central Services Technician (C.R.C.S.T.)

?Minimum high school diploma or equivalent is a requirement
?Police/Security Clearance

This program is ideally suited to individuals who wish to bring their lab/technical interest to the healthcare field.

Job Placement and Wages
?Excellent opportunities
?Expansion at the University of Alberta
?Expansion to the Royal Alexandra Hospital
?Average age of current department technicians is late 50s
?Technicians will usually start on a casual basis and move into full time
?Central Services Sterilization Processing and Distribution requires 24x7 coverage therefore shift work is available
?Approximately $14.07 per hour to start


Elements of this syllabus are subject to change.

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Phone No.: 780-478-5267

School Address/Venue(s):

Venta Care Centre
13525 102 St.
Edmonton, AB
T5E 4K3

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