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    Sterile Processing Do’s and Don’ts

    The need for sterilized medical equipment on demand has led to many recent technological developments from solar powered steam chambers […]

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    PRACTICES SAFETY / INFECTION CONTROL (STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN)

    A. Uses personal protection equipment (PPE) appropriately.
    B. Practices proper hand washing.
    C. Prevents and reports safety and/or environmental hazards.
    D. Responds to […]

Sterile Processing Do’s and Don’ts

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The need for sterilized medical equipment on demand has led to many recent technological developments from solar powered steam chambers to electromagnetic radiators, both used to sterilize medical equipment for re-use. Immediate use sterilization, or ‘flashing’ has become increasingly more popular as technology improves and is a necessity in high volume situations. On site sterilization [...]


Sterile Processing In The Sun – Solar Powered Sterile Processing

New invention will have sterile processing technicians out of the lab and working in the sun. Researchers and students at MIT are working on a new invention that will change the way that medical equipment is sterilized in clinics found in remote parts of the world. A pilot project has begun in Nicaragua to test [...]


On The Job Sterile Processing Technician

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DEMONSTRATES TEAMWORK BEHAVIORS:(Sterile Processing Technician)

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Sterile Processing Technicians should always demonstrate team work here is a list of some of the behaviors that should be followed as a sterile processing technician. A. Offers assistance to others(when work is complete) without being prompted. B. Is supportive of team goals and efforts. C. Respects the policies of own and other departments. D. Takes action to clarify information received from [...]


PROTECTS PATIENT RIGHTS:(Sterile Processing Technician)

A. Protects confidentiality and privacy in all areas (verbal, written, and computer-generated information. B. Communicates at appropriate patient levels. C. Uses appropriate salutation / greeting based on patient preference. D. Knocks on door before entering room. E. Introduces self when entering room. F. Informs / educates prior to procedure / task, discusses outcome options. G. [...]


PRACTICES SAFETY / INFECTION CONTROL (STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN)

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A. Uses personal protection equipment (PPE) appropriately. B. Practices proper hand washing. C. Prevents and reports safety and/or environmental hazards. D. Responds to all emergency codes / alarms as per policy. E. Practices appropriate isolation techniques. F. Ensures that work area is uncluttered and free of safety hazards. G. Reports all patient/visitor/employee occurrences as per [...]


Sterile Processing Technician FAQs

  Where do Sterile Processing Technicians work, what are their hours, and what do they do? Sterile Processing Technicians are most often employed by hospitals, clinics or third-party service providers, such as IMS, that provide sterile processing personnel and equipment to healthcare facilities. Sterile Processing Technicians usually work 40 hours per week. Since hospitals provide [...]


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS STERILE PROCESSING TECHNICIAN

JOB DEFINITION: Under close supervision, prepares, tracks, and sterilizes equipment and instruments in an accurate and timely manner. Prepares operating room case carts, sterile trays and supplies for all areas of the hospital. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in [...]


Sterilization Processing

Sterilization is a practice in medicine that is designed to kill all microbes including transmissible agents like spore forms, viruses, bacteria, and fungi to make sure that the disease of one patient will not be transferred to the next one. The process involves combining heat, irradiation, chemicals, filtration, and high pressure.   Surgical instruments like [...]


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