What is Sterile Processing
A department within the hospital that supports surgical services. Your main responsibility is to ensure that instruments used by all medical personnel in a hospital or other healthcare facility are clean and sterile. This entails performing manual cleaning prior to sterilization, placing cleaned instruments in sterilizers such as autoclaves, and starting and monitoring autoclaves. You also examine equipment for defects and report problems to staff, test autoclaves and record the results, order supplies, assemble instrument trays, distribute supplies and ensure that sterile supplies are within their expiration date.
Why Become Certified?
It’s been widely recognized that obtaining professional certification status is the most important step CS/SP professionals can take toward advancing their careers and driving quality within their respective departments.
It is essential that CS/SP staff have the knowledge, skills and training to provide consistent, reliable and quality-focused service. Certification – which makes CS/SP professionals privy to the latest technology, industry standards and processing practices – is perhaps the most direct route toward helping technicians reach that goal of excellence
Advantage offers the following courses to prepare you to sit for Certification
Central Sterile Programs
IAHCSMM CRCST Technician Certification
The Certified Registered Service Technician (CRCST) certification program is designed to recognize entry level and existing technicians who have demonstrated the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent services as a technician.
$ 275 per licence
Pre Test for IAHCSMM CRCST Exam
Individuals preparing for the CRCST (Technician for Central Processing) Exam
$ 75 per license
IAHCSMM: Instrument Specialist – CIS
The Certified Instrument Specialist (CIS) certification program is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the experience, knowledge and skills necessary to provide competent services as an advanced instrument specialist in the CS/SP department.
$36 per license
IAHCSMM: CS MANAGER/LEADERSHIP CERTIFICATION – CHL
The Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) certification program is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the management and supervisory skills necessary to provide effective leadership in the Central Service department.
$350 per License
Preparation Courses for Operating Room Staff
Operating room flash sterilization training for operating room professionals. The proper handling, transportation and processing of surgical instrumentation.
$79 per license
Surgical Technologist Certification Course
This Course is designed to assist previous graduates of Surgical Technology Programs to prepare and review for certification. Please contact us at your earliest convenience.
This course will allow those working in various areas and departments in the Hospital to have a better understanding of the competencies and skills required to work as a Surgical Technologist and other relevant areas in the OR. The courses will provide both didactic and hands on training and will be broken down in to 6 weekly segments.