MMN 129 Principles and Practices of Sterilization

Students learn techniques and practice in the packaging, assembly, and sterilization of procedural trays, instrument sets, and sterile supplies. Major topics include methods of high- and low-temperature sterilization, sterilization chemicals, and packaging materials. Guidelines for point-of-use processing and transport are discussed. Operations, parameters, and maintenance of various sterilizers are learned, as well as monitoring of the sterilization process and quality control. Proper storage and storage concerns for sterile supplies are included.

Credits

6

Prerequisite

Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106, MMN 111, MMN 124, and MMN 126.