Certification For Central Sterile Technician - CRCST - Your Training Site
Certification For Central Sterile Technician - CRCST
For processing technicians currently in or aspiring to be in Central Sterile ProcessingEnroll Now!
$275 per individual license
Class Use: For individual use and Hospital Departments
Time and Delivery: Start Immediately; “On-line” class with additional options for student to webinar with educator.
Estimated Completion Time: 17 week syllabus provided. (NOTE: student can proceed faster than recommended)
Qualifications: Technician certification is for persons who want to become certified technicians in a Central Sterile Processing Department. Must obtain or demonstrate 400 hours of experience in processes.
Other Requirements: 1. Student must purchase IAHCSMM Technician manual and workbook from IAHCSMM
2. Student must apply for certification exam and submit exam fee to IAHCSMM before taking “real” certification exam.
- All documentation and testing provided in course.
- Competency report provided
- Certificate of completion provided
International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management
IAHCSMM sets high standards in education and supports the efforts of your professional organization. As your advocate, IAHCSMM is dedicated solely to the advancement and enhancement of your chosen career.
IAHCSMM offers professional certification programs that are recognized throughout the healthcare industry for their quality and comprehensiveness. Professional training and certification will help you take your career to the next level….. In addition to the training publications available, IAHCSMM offers a wealth of supplemental education for further specializations or instructional purposes.
It’s been widely recognized that obtaining professional certification status is the most important step CS professionals can take toward advancing their careers and driving quality within their respective departments. As a number of states look to follow in New Jersey’s footsteps by mandating certification of CS technicians, quality-driven healthcare organizations worldwide are requiring mandatory certification within their own CS departments, regardless of their state’s current involvement in state-mandated certification initiatives. It’s a decision that no doubt makes good sense given that technology continues to evolve at a rapid pace and the CS department is often plagued by a number of resource shortcomings – including limited staff who are expected to keep up with the harried pace of healthcare and the increasing demands of their many customers, such as the surgical services department. *
For these reasons, and many more, it is essential that CS staff have the knowledge, skills and training to provide consistent, reliable and quality-focused service. Certification – which makes CS professionals privy to the latest technology, industry standards and processing practices – is perhaps the most direct route toward helping technicians reach that goal.
The CRCST exam will test your proficiency in two general categories:
General CS Knowledge
-Introduction to Central Service
-Anatomy and Physiology
-Regulations and Standards
-Tools for Cleaning
-Complex Surgical Instruments
-Management of Patient Care Equipment
-Human Relations Skills
-Ambulatory Surgery and Related Practices
-Decontamination (Point of Use Prep and Transport)
-Cleaning and Decontamination
-Sterile Packaging and Storage
-Point of Use Processing
-High Temperature Sterilization
-Low Temperature Sterilization
Each chapter and weekly assignment will include:
-READ – Student to read chapter material before actual class
-LECTURE – Student to view on line video lecture
-POST LECTURE – Student to view on line video class discussion
-STUDY CARDS – Student can open and print study cards to help them retain chapter information
-LIVE STUDY SESSION – Student can participate with an IAHCSMM approved instructor and other students through a Go To Meeting weekly
-EXAM – Student can take chapter exam on line
To include: Objectives and Additional Resources
-WORKBOOK – Take Practice Exercise in Workbook
-Q&A SESSION – Meet weekly with an instructor
-TEST – Take Review Quiz – On-Line
-A passing grade of 70 is set and results will be given at the end of the exam.
A Certificate of completion will be issued after completing the program and receiving a passing grade on the final exam
A Competency training report will be issued to student and management with a participating grade.