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Disinfection and Sterilization Concepts and Techniques

Code:
STPC 5580

The proper sterilization of medical devices, surgical instruments, supplies and equipment utilized in direct patient care and surgery is a critical aspect of the modern health care delivery system and directly impacts patient safety. Sterilization is a complex process, it's imperative technicians involved in the reprocessing and sterilization of medical devices have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the scientific principles and methods of sterilization utilized in today's health care settings. In this course many of these principles will be introduced and common sterilization processes will be compared and evaluated. NOTE: Final exam must be proctored.

Notes:

Student must obtain a minimum of 60% to pass this course.
The course manual (Medical Device Reprocessing Manual) and workbook (Medical Device Reprocessing Workbook) must be ordered online through: http://www.mdrao.ca/ Under Education, select the Manual and the Workbook. This course contains mandatory chat sessions and group work. Software: MS Word Adobe Reader PPT Reader


Textbooks:

  • Spring/Summer - None required

Prerequisites:

  • (NURS 1584 Medical Terminology - Level 1
  • And STPC 1580 Microbiology and Infection Control for Sterile Processing
  • And STPC 2580 Identification, Care and Handling of Instrumentation in Sterile Processing
  • And STPC 3580 Decontamination Principles, Procedures and Practices in Sterile Processing
  • And STPC 4580 Assembly, Wrapping and Packaging of Instrumentation, Supplies and Patient Care Equipment )

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CRN Day Date Time Hours Location Fee Availability
1041312-MAY-20 to 18-AUG-2012:00 am - 12:01 am45Online $386.53
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