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Health Careers Education
Decontamination, Disinfection, and Sterilization
This course will introduce the student to techniques utilized in the central sterile
area involved in the cleaning and decontamination of instrumentation,
preparation of various materials for sterilization, and the process for various
types of sterilization. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to
demonstrate the ability to decontaminate, disinfect, and sterilize instrumentation
utilizing various methods.
Lara Skaggs
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-Explain the process involved in decontamination of surgical instrumentation and supplies.
- Distinguish between disinfection and sterilization.
- Differentiate between the three levels of disinfection.
- Identify common disinfectants utilizes in the central service area.
- Describe the process involved in preparing items for sterilization.
- Identify advantages and disadvantages of different types of sterilization processes.
- Identify variables related to the sterilization process and the materials to be processed.
- Identify process monitoring devices and methods.
- Demonstrate decontamination and cleaning of instrumentation.
- Demonstrate the ability to utilize various types of sterilization methods.
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Support Services Instrument Room Technician