SUR 101: Introduction to Sterile Processing

In this course, students are introduced to the profession of sterile processing including patient confidentiality, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and working as part of a professional team. The principles of decontamination, sterilization, packaging and storage of instrumentation and surgical supplies will be discussed. Identification, assembly, care and proper handling of instrumentation will be presented with a focus on various surgical specialties and the instrumentation associated with each.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading Level 5; Academic Writing Level 3; Successful completion of background check

Corequisites: SUR.102

Class offerings by semester

  Winter Summer Fall

Even Years
(2022, 2024, 2026)

  offered in the daytime offered in the daytime

Odd Years
(2023, 2025, 2027)

  offered in the daytime offered in the daytime

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5 p.m.) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5 p.m.) offered online Online Class
Revised: 3/30/23

Please refer to the course schedule to see the specific time and platform for which the course is offered.

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Description Hours
Credits 6
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 90
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 135

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