SUR 130 Introduction to Central Services

Introduces central processing with a focus on skills necessary to perform central services competently and safely. Includes aseptic technique, patient-centered theories, decontamination, preparation and packaging for sterilization, sterilization processes, and sterile storage. Prerequisite: Qualifying Placement Test scores Lecture 2 hours. Lab 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week. Generally offered fall.