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CSP 101 - Introduction to Central Sterile Services
Introduces students to the central service area of health care facilities and the responsibilities and role of the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). Explores the practical application of concepts and procedures, such as regulations and standards, safety, personal protective equipment (PPE), universal precautions, and the work flow of the central service department.
Lecture 1 hours. Total 1 hours per week.
1 credits
CSP 106 - Surgical Instrumentation
Prepares the student to visually identify surgical instruments and distinguish category, use, and name of each instrument. Emphasizes quality assurance and provides the student with the skills to package and inspect instrumentation and equipment for sterilization.
Laboratory 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.
1 credits
CSP 107 - Fundamentals of Central Sterile Service
Prepares the student for entry level practice in the assembly area of the central service department. Covers the packaging process and sterilization method with an emphasis on disposable packaging materials, package closure methods, package labeling, sterility maintenance, selection of appropriate packing material, and identification of instruments by category, use, and name. Emphasizes quality assurance to enable the student to inspect, assemble, and prepare instrumentation for packaging.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits
CSP 135 - Central Sterile Infection Control
Introduces the fundamentals of control. Content will include an introduction to concepts of microbiology including cell structure and theory, microbial function, human and pathogen relationships, infectious process, blood-borne and airborne pathogens, defense microorganisms, and principles of microbial control and destruction.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits
CSP 191 - Fundamental Clinical Applications
Provides students hands-on practice in the clinical setting of central sterile service with an emphasis on the decontamination and processing areas. Provides the clinical experience required for International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
3 credits
CSP 205 - Intermediate Central Sterile Services
Prepares the student for point-of-use processing, immediate use steam sterilization, and high-heat and low-heat sterilization methods. Emphasizes proper procedures involved in transporting sterile goods through facilities and between various clinical sites and quality assurance to ensure customer satisfaction and safety, records maintenance, sterile storage, and central service inventory.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
Prerequisite: CSP 107, Fundamentals of Central Sterile Services
1 credits
CSP 291 - Intermediate Clinical Applications
Provides the student with continued hands-on practice in the clinical setting with an emphasis packaging, wrapping, and sterilization in the clinical setting within a central sterilization processing department. Provides the clinical experience required for International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Certification.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CSP 191, Fundamental Clinical Applications
3 credits
CSP 292 - Advanced Clinical Applications: Capstone
Provides continued hands-on clinical experience in a central sterilization processing department. Emphasizes the student's ability to demonstrate distribution, sterile storage, and case cart preparation in the clinical setting with minimal supervision and provides hours required for the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) certification.
Laboratory 9 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
Prerequisite: CSP 291, Intermediate Clinical Applications
3 credits