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Sterile Processing Technician Sterile processing technicians (SPT) clean, disinfect and sterilize surgical instruments in hospitals and outpatient surgery centers. SPTs also order, inventory and test equipment for reuse. This health care employee is fundamentally important to hospitals and surgery centers to ensure the success of medical surgeries. Topics covered include: medical terminology, anatomy, infection control and safety, as well as HIPAA and OSHA guidelines. An externship is available upon successful program completion. Program Length: Program can be completed in approximately three months. Program Cost: Approximately $1,499 not including textbooks, uniforms, supplies and testing fees Requirements: To register for this program, you must have a high school diploma or GED and submit a clear S.C. SLED background report. Certification: This program prepares successful students to take a national certification exam for employment as a certified sterile processing and distribution technician (CSPDT) through the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. Is this program right for you? • Are you detail oriented and able to stick with a task until it is completed correctly? • Will you be able to work within strict health and safety guidelines? Employment of medical equipment preparers is projected to grow 14 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics). The median annual wage for medical equipment preparers was $33,330 in May 2015 (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics).

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2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

2016-2017 Health Care Career Guide from Trident Technical College  

Trident Technical College Division of Continuing Education and Economic Development has prepared this informational guide on the various he...

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