C-STEP and the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) are pleased to offer distance learning to central service professionals.

Disinfection in the CSSD

Disinfection in the CSSD is a course that educates the technician on the importance of making reusable patient care items safe for handling and reuse. Learn about the different types of disinfectants, how they vary and why you should select one over another. The major categories of chemical disinfectants: "Quats", phenolics, Halogens, Glutaraldehydes and more. How to test chemicals for effectiveness.  The advantages of thermal disinfection.  How to be safe around chemical disinfectants and how to respond to a spill.  IAHCSMM has approved the course for 2 CEUs.

 

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Ethics in the CSSD, will instruct the technician/student on  the importance of using ethics everyday, in every situation and when performing every task. Knowing that their work makes a difference to every patient.  This course covers: Truth, Character, Ethics, Courage, Compassion, Integrity and much more.

IAHCSMM has approved the course for 2 CEUs.

 

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Microbiology in the Central Service

Microbiology in Central Service instructs the student about many microscopic organisms in the healthcare setting.

This course provides a thorough understanding of microbiology as it relates to the profession of central service.

Topics are:

  • Basic facts about microorganisms
  • Identification and classification of microorganisms
  • Common pathogens in health care facilities
  • Conditions that optimize bacterial growth
  • Transmission of microorganisms from persons and places
  • Procedures to control and kill microorganisms.

 

IAHCSMM has approved the course for 2 CEUs.

 

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Safety in the CSSD is a course that instructs staff how to work safely.  Understand the importance performing work in a way that protects the staff patients and visitors in the medical facility.

A few of the topics are:

  • Safety in the CSSD and throughout the hospital.
  • Working with chemicals.
  • Bloodbourne pathogens .
  • Fire safety.
  • Disaster preparedness.
  • Ergonomics.
  • and more.

 

IAHCSMM has approved the course for 2 CEUs.

 

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Safety in the CSSD

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