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SUT 1207 Practicum for Sterile Processing II

Provides 'hands on' experience in a clinical environment to assist in integration of all concepts basic to the field of Sterile Processing. Students will participate in all areas of the Sterile Processing department to include decontamination, instrument set preparation, sterilization, case cart preparation, business technologies for storage and distribution, and quality control and monitoring processes. Twenty-one practicum hours per week.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Surgical Technology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: ALH 1101 AND SUT 1100 AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Apply the correct principles of infection control to the Sterile Processing department to avoid cross contamination and to promote positive patient care outcomes.
  • Identify surgical instruments common to advanced specialties such as cardiovascular, thoracic, orthopedic, neuro, vascular, and opthalmology.
  • Describe and correctly utilize business systems common to the Sterile Processing department such as: inventory control, materials management, information technology, and quality control systems.

Credit Hours: 2

Practicum Hours: 24