MCTC's Central Services Technician certificate prepares students for entry-level work in a healthcare setting sterilizing instruments and working with medical and surgical equipment and supplies. The program course builds upon knowledge learned in the Healthcare Core Curriculum. Foundational anatomy and physiology and basic principles of microbiology will be presented. Course competencies include decontamination, preparation and packaging for sterilization, sterilization process, and sterile storage. Basic surgical instrumentation and medical terminology that is necessary for this area of employment in the healthcare setting will also be presented. The lab will include campus and hospital-based practice settings. Through this practicum experience, you will become familiar with the central services of a hospital. The focus of this course is to provide you with comprehensive skills to perform competently and safely. You will have hands-on practice sessions to develop the skills and techniques required in performing various activities in the central services areas. Because this program requires internship in a hospital setting, you must pass a background check and provide proof of immunity status prior to placement in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of CSIP 1000 and 1002, you are eligible to take the certification exam from the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution, Inc. (CBSPD). The CSIP Program requires: Grades of C (2.0) or above in the CSIP theory course and in HCCC 1100; Pass (P) grades in the CSIP clinical internship course; and Passing of a criminal background check prior to internship placement. The College cannot guarantee placement in internships for students who do not have a clear criminal background check. For more information about the background study process and disqualifying crimes, contact Roger Golden, Minnesota Department of Human Services, at 651-297-7014. Where You Could Work Hospitals Surgery centers Medical equipment supply companies
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