Among the many valuable courses and programs at BCI is hospital sterile processing. Sterile processing technicians assume a number of key roles that are imperative for preventing the spread of disease within the surgical setting. Technicians make sure that surgical and other medical instruments are sterilized, cleaned and thoroughly prepared for procedures. Surgeons depend on sterile processing technicians to bring them all of the required instruments in a prompt, organized and professional manner. In addition to fully prepping and sterilizing medical instruments, sterile processing technicians’ roles also include taking complete inventory of all medical supplies and ordering any that are in low supply. Ensuring that the surgical room is well-stocked and prepared before each procedure streamlines the entire process.
Sterile processing technicians also make sure that all instruments and supplies are stored properly. Additionally, sterile processing technicians are also responsible for endoscope reprocessing, which entails the cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of such devices. Should the endoscopes or any other surgical instruments require repair, it is the sterile processing technician who completes the task.
Sterile processing technicians effectively save lives by assisting in complex and urgent medical procedures and surgeries. The hospital sterile processing industry is a fast-growing and fast-paced industry in which technicians truly make a difference. BCI has helped countless students embark on a career as sterile processing technicians, which has also allowed them to grow into upper management and administrative roles.
To learn more about BCI’s hospital sterile processing program, contact us today!