Sterile processing technicians are also referred to as instrument technicians and medical equipment preparers. These techs are called upon to afford maintenance to patient care in a healthcare institution.
There are similar names and titles given to a Sterile processing technician and a list of these follows:
Central processing technician (CPT),
Central service technician (CST),
Central sterile supply technician (aka CSS technician),
Certified registered central service technician (CRCST),
Sterile preparation technician,
Sterile processing and distribution technician (aka SPD tech),
Sterile processing technician (aka Sterile processing tech),
Sterile technician, and
Source of titles: Bureau of Labor Statistics
A Sterile processing tech has several varied duties and they include:
Comprehensive Education and Training
At AATI, our training includes the following courses:
Sterile Processing technician graduates are qualified to sit for the Certified Sterile Processing Distribution Technician (CSPDT) exam offered by CBSPD.
After a student has both obtained paying employment and assembled 400 hours of (income-producing or as a volunteer) employment experience, the candidate may sit for the Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST) exam proffered by IAHCSMM At ATI, our courses correlate with with both CSPDT and IAHCSMM.