Central Service Technician - Online *

Health Care Career Training

Prerequisites: Candidates must obtain a reading score of 11 on the Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). High school diploma or GED. A physical examination, results from a Basic 5 Panel of urine drug screening and a PPD test must be completed within a period of one year. Documentation must also be provided at the time of registration. Criminal background check must be completed by the student and proof must be provided within 30 days of the first day of class. Clinical practice is required throughout the clinical / internship. Students failing to provide proof of insurance will not be eligible for the clinical / internship portion of the program.

This comprehensive course in central service and sterile processing is designed to equip students for a career in central service, the operating room and infection control and materials management. Students will be prepared to succeed on the IAHCSMM examination to become Certified Registered Central Service Technicians (CRCST).

Certified registered central service technicians are vital to any health care operation. Common duties are to prepare, sterilize, install or clean laboratory or health care equipment. They will also perform routine laboratory tasks and operate or inspect equipment.

Students will be eligible to sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician Exam. American Heart Association BLS / CPR certification is also covered in this program. The cost of these exams and certification is included in the program fee.

Content includes:
• Introduction to Sterile Processing: Medical Terminology, Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Regulations and Standards, Quality Assurance, Safety, Communication and Human Relations Skills
• Disinfection: Surgical Instrumentation, Sterile Packaging and Complex Surgical Instruments Storage, Point of Use Processing, High Temperature Sterilization, Low Temperature Sterilization
• Clinical Management: Patient Care Equipment, Sterile Processing for Ambulatory Care, Surgery and Other Practices
• CPR / BLS for Health Care Professionals
• Clinical

HCST-500 (598 Hours Online, 400 Hours Clinical)
Fee: $ 3,395 (Tuition $ 3,000, Materials $ 395)
Section LW01-Online
Optional Skills Labs: Fridays, 9 am-noon

Worthington Atlantic City
Clinical Campus: Days and hours vary
Beginning Feb. 20, 2018 (Ending Dec. 21, 2018)

NOTE: A criminal background report containing a negative information can prevent placement for the clinical portion of this program. On successful completion and credential attainment, you may be eligible for up to 12 college credits towards an Atlantic Cape degree.

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