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. (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

Prerequisite: SURGT 1000 with grade of C or better, or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in SURGT 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.

CSPD 1112
Central Sterile Processing Distribution
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. (3 lecture hours)

Prerequisite: Students must currently work in a central sterile service department, performing all duties within decontamination, assembly, packaging, sterilization, and distribution.