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1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

Safety & Basic Principles

A Journey of a Surgical Instrument

Follow an instrument as it journeys from the patient’s procedure through the sterile reprocessing loop. Learn surgical instrument handling in the Operating Room (OR) and the unique responsibilities of the Central Service Department. Map the cleaning, decontamination, packaging, and traditional sterilization techniques used to prepare instrument sets for use in the next patient procedure.

Course Objectives: 

  • Discuss key steps for handling surgical instruments in the OR.
  • Review the flow of surgical instruments in the CS Department.

  • (1232)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

    Safety & Basic Principles

    Introduction to the Basics of Anatomy and Physiology - eLearning

    Medical professionals have a language all their own. Sterile processing professionals have an obligation to learn the language of medical instrumentation beginning with human anatomy and physiology. Learn the terms, names and functions of the human body that gave way to the naming of medical instrumentation and procedures performed in healthcare.

    Course Objectives:

    • Define the terms anatomy and physiology; and
    • List the human anatomical systems; and
    • Explain the structures of the human anatomical systems
  • (533)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

    Safety & Basic Principles

    The Role of Central Service in Infection Control - Study Guide

    Most departments that are supported by Central Service are not knowledgeable about the complexities of this department’s role in infection prevention. In spite of the challenges, it is advisable to at least include Central Service in orientations for newly hired healthcare employees, so that they understand how this department supports their area and many other areas in the healthcare facility. This study guide will review important elements and activities of Central Service that affect infection prevention.


    Course Objectives:

    • Review important work practices related to the preparation of items for terminal sterilization.
    • Describe the methods of monitoring the sterilization process.

  • (722)
  • 1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

    Safety & Basic Principles

    The Essentials of Chemical Disinfection in Healthcare - Study Guide
    Chemical disinfection is a key element in the reprocessing of reusable medical devices and the decontamination of environmental surfaces. Learn of the safety, regulatory guidelines and recommendations associated with chemical disinfection.
    Course Objectives:
    • Describe the Spaulding Classification System.
    • Identify the different types of chemical disinfectants.
    • Understand the importance of reading the label and the manufacturer’s instructions for use.
  • (569)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour100 (Beginner)

    Safety & Basic Principles

    Skin Health - Care and Protection - eLearning

    Your hands are your most import medical instrument. They are the interface between caregiver and patient and help you to perform the critical tasks needed in caring for your patients. When your hands are irritated or damaged, your personal wellbeing, along with that of your patients, can be affected. Discover how to protect hand skin in the healthcare setting.

    Course Objectives:

    • Define why healthy skin is important to them and their patients
    • Describe what affects skin health and how to prevent skin issues.
  • (310)
  • Less than 1 Credit Hour

    Safety & Basic Principles

    Ergonomics: Protecting Your Body - Study Guide

    Healthcare workers suffer a disproportionate number of workplace related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). When delivering patient care or performing other tasks in the healthcare environment, the risk of harm to the provider sometimes may be greater than the expectations of the task. An ever-increasing obese population and aging nursing population is a recipe for disaster. Explore the prevalence of workplace musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare personnel and some preventive programs and assistive devices that can help minimize these injuries.

    Course Objectives:

    • Review the prevalence of musculoskeletal injuries in healthcare personnel
    • Discuss campaigns and programs to minimize musculoskeletal injuries
    • Describe patient handling devices available to minimize healthcare worker injuries
  • (726)