Central Sterile Processing Distribution (CSPD)

  • CSPD 1111 
    Central Sterile Processing and Distribution

    4  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of central/sterile processing, supplies, services, distribution of instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Didactic instruction and clinical practice in aseptic techniques, patient care concepts, theories and practices of central/sterile processing departments. Successful completion allows eligibility to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) Provisional Examination as well as the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification Examination. Prerequisite: Surgical Technology 1000 with grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Surgical Technology 1000. Students must complete a background check, provide proof of health insurance, and complete mandatory health requirements including a chart review from designated health evaluator. (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • CSPD 1112 
    Central Sterile Processing and Distribution Theory

    3  credit hours

    Students will be introduced to the fundamentals of central/sterile processing, supplies, services, and distribution of hospital instrumentation, supplies, and equipment. Successful completion of the course allows eligibility to take the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management (IAHCSMM) National Provisional Examination as well as the Certification Board of Sterile Processing and Distribution (CBSPD) Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician Certification Examination. Prerequisite: Students must currently work in a central sterile service department, performing all duties within decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution. (3 lecture hours)

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