Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 2: Prep, Sterilization, and Sterile Storage

Basics of Sterile Processing for Medical Offices Part 2:  Prep, Sterilization, and Sterile Storage

Course Expiration Date: 11/30/18

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

 If you are purchasing this course the cost is $40.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description: This course will provide participants with information on infection control and the basic information on how to decontaminate instruments.

Instructor: Rebecca Langston, CBSPDT, CSIS, CRMST

Target Audience: Nurses and all Clinical Staff who work with sterilization and decontamination of instruments

Learning Outcomes:  After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

•Discuss the  prep area including PPE, room layout, the significance of temperature and humidity.
•Discuss the materials including chemical indicators, tape, tip protectors, peel pouches and sterile wrap.
•Demonstrate the appropriate assembling of a one-time use packaging.
•Define sterilization, the importance of sterilization, and the use of various types of sterilization.
•Describe the storage area, environmental parameters, maintenance of sterility, and the environment of care.

Length of Course: 90 minutes

Credit statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 1.5 contact hours.

AHEC Credit: This educational offering provides 0.15 CEUs (1.5 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement:

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Provisions of this educational activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.

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