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Sterile Processing Course Gets Boost From Cutting Edge Lab

Posted by Jillian Sisson on Monday, June 13, 2016 at 10:31 AM

Sterile-Processing-Lab-1.jpgSterile processing technician education at Nebraska Methodist College is about to get a big boost thanks to the state-of-the-art lab opening at Methodist Hospital.

This lab space, which becomes the new home of our sterile processing course, is a welcome addition to the surgical area of the hospital. From here, healthcare professionals will be able to safely and efficiently sterilize, organize and transport equipment used in surgical operations.

These tasks will be aided by technology that reduces the possibility of error and ultimately helps not just sterile processors, but the patients whose lives will be impacted by these instruments.

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The sterile processing technician program teaches students the basic and advanced skills they’ll need to work in a laboratory like this one. Over the course of six weeks, students are taught best practices related to sterilization in an online learning environment. Then, each Saturday, they come to this very lab to participate in clinicals. Sterile processing is a great entry point to the operating wing of a hospital, with many individuals moving on to pursue careers as surgical technologists, nurses and more.

View the video below, courtesy of Methodist Health, and see even more photos in our slideshow on Facebook. Finally, be sure to visit the Methodist Health Best Care blog for a video tour of the facility and more detailed information about the technology and innovation that make this space possible.

 

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Topics: healthcare education, Professional Development, clinicals