Do You Know Where Your Instruments Are?

Sterile Processing Technician School My hospital’s sterile processing department is a constant buzz of activity. We manage 2,000 instrument sets and 47 techs work around the clock to reprocess more than 300 trays — from basic laparoscopy equipment to complex orthopedic instrumentation — each day. As one of the department’s directors, it’s my job to…

Can You Pass This Infection Prevention Quiz?

Test your staff’s knowledge of skin prepping practices, instrument care and PPE protocols. It’s been more than a year since COVID-19 heightened the importance of following proper infection prevention protocols. Are you curious to see if your staff’s knowledge and daily practices get a clean bill of health? Have them answer the following questions and…

Smart Storage for Back-up Instruments

With all the pressure central sterile staff are under to keep cases flowing through high-volume facilities, the last thing you want to do is give them an excuse to avoid retrieving a much-needed back-up instrument. And if your back-up instrument room is a disorganized mess, busy staff simply aren’t going to waste their precious time…

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Why Become a Central Sterile Processing Technician

Why Become a Central Sterile Processing Technician Benefits of becoming a CRSCT? Depending on the hospitals in which they’re offered, many positions in this field can involve some responsibilities that vary from each one another. However, in general, all the different job titles are interchangeable. Most positions require you to clean and sterilize surgical instruments…

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Become a Certified Technician with Central Sterile Technician Training

Central Sterile Technician Training opens up windows of opportunities for the students. The Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) upon successful completion of the study program provides support to all areas of patient care. Their responsibility is to ensure laboratory and healthcare equipment are sterilized properly. Students who wish to work at ambulatory centers or hospitals…