Category: Sterile Processing

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How to Become a Sterile Processing Technician

A sterile processing technician, also known as a CSSD technician or sterilization supply tech, is an important member of the healthcare team. Sterile processing technicians are responsible for the very important task of sterilizing...

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How to Ensure CSSD Technician’s Safety in the Workplace

We, CSSD technicians, ought to ensure our safety in our workplace especially in Decontamination area, as we’re greatly affected and exposed to any airborne contaminants, blood borne pathogens and the chemical hazards (Disinfectants and...

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CSSD Staff and Other Considerations

The CSSD or Sterile Processing Department is considered a backbone of modern medical practice. Its primary aim is to centralize all sterilization activities in the hospital, along with the timely redistribution of the sterilized...

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Quality Assurance for CSSD Hospital Equipment

A technician who undergoes CSSD certification is trained to ensure that all medical instruments that enter the CSSD in hospital environments are clean and decontaminated from any bacterial spores. The sterile processing certification is...

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Sterile Processing: Assembly and Packaging Process

The Sterile Processing Department, otherwise known as the Central Sterile Services Department — is one of the most important areas of the hospitals. It is the centralized area where all instruments and apparatus are...

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The Process of Producing Sterile Instruments

Bacteria are notorious for their ability to adapt and resist external agents. This is why it is important to ensure that all items in the hospital are free from their contamination. Medical instruments, especially,...