Central Sterile Supply Processing

CSSP 1010 CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY PROCESSING TECHNICIAN (45-60-5)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course provides an overview of the Central Sterile Processing and Distribution profession and develops the fundamental concepts and principles necessary to successfully participate as an entry level Central Sterile Processing Technician. Emphasis will be placed on the profession of Central Sterile Processing, basic sciences and related subjects, infection control, aseptic technique, equipment management, sterilization, instrumentation and supplies, legal issues, inventory management, safety, quality assurance, professional development and healthcare trends. Students receive training to function as entry-level employees and receive 32 to 40 hours of clinical hours toward the 400 hours required to be eligible to sit for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management certification exam.

CSSP 1020 CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY PROCESSING TECHNICIAN PRACTICUM I (0-270-6)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course complements CSSP 1010 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, providing the practicum hours necessary to meet the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) requirements to sit for the certification examination.

CSSP 1022 CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY PROCESSING TECHNICIAN PRACTICUM II (0-225-5)
Prerequisite: Program admission
This course complements CSSP 1010 Central Sterile Supply Processing Technician, and together with CSSP 1020 provides the practical hours necessary to meet the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) requirements to sit for the certification examination.