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SURG 1070 - Central Processing Distribution Technician Clinical

Credit Hours: 8.00


Prerequisites: BIOL 2400  or BIOL 2730 ; and HHSC 1700  all with grade C or better

Corequisites: SURG 1050  and SURG 1060  

In the lab and clinical setting, SURG 1070 students are exposed to all areas of the central service department and actively participate as a member of the central service department. Students will perform cleaning, decontamination, processing (inspection, assembly, and packaging). Students will learn operation of sterilizer, and distribution of patient care supplies and equipment. This clinical meets three eight‑hour days per week. Students must provide their own transportation. This course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students are required to pass this course to progress in the program.

Billable Contact Hours: 11

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to comply with all departmental rules and regulations.

Objectives:

  1. Comply with pertinent regulatory requirements, including OSHA guidelines.
  2. Discuss the importance of standardization.
  3. List the essential components of OSHA Blood-borne pathogen standards and their implications for the central service work environment.
  4. Discuss the guidelines for patient safety.

Outcome 2:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to identify key components of asepsis and perform duties with the highest quality of standards.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate proper handwashing techniques.
  2. Demonstrate the importance of following established decontamination procedures.
  3. Understand the types and uses of disinfectants and detergents and their application in the CSD.

Outcome 3:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to exhibit ethical behavior.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate awareness that all surgical patients have the right to the highest standards and practices in asepsis.
  2. Perform all duties with a strict surgical conscience.

Outcome 4:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to maintain confidentiality.

Objectives:

  1. Perform duties maintaining confidentiality to protect the privacy of the patient; follow HIPPA guidelines and standards.

Outcome 5:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to consider safety hazards to self, co-workers, and patients when performing duties.

Objectives:

  1. Describe the electrical inspection of patient care equipment performed in the CSD.
  2. Demonstrate the method of transport of soiled items to CSD to prevent cross-contamination.

Outcome 6:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to maintain a strict conscience and understanding that the assigned tasks performed properly greatly impact direct patient care.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate awareness that all surgical patients have the right to the highest standards and practices in asepsis.

Outcome 7:
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to possess the employability skills for an entry-level central supply technician.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate manual cleaning and disinfection.
  2. Demonstrate the methods of inspection and cleaning different types of patient care items.
  3. Demonstrate how to check various types of instruments for malfunction.
  4. Demonstrate how to check instruments for sharpness.
  5. Demonstrate inspection steps for powered and endoscopic instruments.
  6. Perform tray assembly for surgical instrumentation.
  7. Perform basic preparation and packaging and wrapping techniques of items for sterilization.
  8. Follow proper packaging requirements for the various sterilization methods (steam EtO, Sterrad, low temperature gas plasma).
  9. Properly load, document, monitor and operate sterilizers.
  10. Perform biologic testing on sterilizers.
  11. Demonstrate the acceptable methods of handling sterilized items. Include rotation, inspection, transport, and checking for outdates.
  12. Describe types of distribution and inventory control systems.

Outcome 8:
Upon completion of this course, students will be successful in passing the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) national certification examination to earn the title Certified Registered Central Service Technician. (CRCST).

Objectives:

  1. All course objectives.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Global Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
Clinical course whose content (based on outcomes & objectives) varies with each individual site.
Primary Faculty
Ness, Elizabeth
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Shaw, Andrea
Dean
Mirijanian, Narine



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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