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Covers overall program content, including policies, procedures, philosophy, and terminal objectives. Explores the history and evolution of the central service profession, human relations, legal issues, and regulatory agencies affecting the field. Web enhanced.
Explores the overall makeup of the human body, its systems and functions, and related medical and surgical terminology. Surgical instrumentation is introduced. Web enhanced.
Successful completion of MMN 103.
Examination of human pathogens in microbiology. Students will learn about infection control as it relates to the sterilization and disinfection processes. Safety issues in the healthcare environment are covered, including bloodborne pathogens. This unit satisfies the Washington state law for mandatory HIV training for all medical personnel. Web enhanced.
Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106.
In this course students learn to identify basic and complex surgical instruments. They will demonstrate thorough knowledge of the manufacture, care, and processing of surgical, endoscopic and power instruments. In addition, students will have an understanding of special protocols required with loaner instruments. Web enhanced.
Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106, MMN 111.
Includes classroom and laboratory experience in the fundamentals of cleaning and disinfection. Topics include water quality, water purification systems, chemical cleaning and disinfecting agents, handling and transporting of patient care equipment, and general cleaning protocols for instruments and equipment. The proper and safe handling of infectious waste is included. Web enhanced.
Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106, MMN 111, MMN 124.
This class includes classroom and laboratory experience 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 are discussed. Operations, parameters, and maintenance of various sterilizers are included, as well as monitoring of the sterilization process and quality control. Proper storage and storage concerns for sterile supplies are included.
Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106, MMN 111, MMN 124, MMN 126.
This course is an overview of the handling and distribution of materiels in a medical facility. Topics covered include inventory management, replenishment methods, and tracking systems. Students become familiar with quality assurance measures and techniques.
Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106, MMN 111, MMN 124, MMN 126, MMN 129.
Provides the student with the opportunity to apply the theories and principles of central service and sterilization learned in the classroom to the actual work experience in a central service, sterile processing, or distribution department. The role of the central service technician in a hospital central service/sterile processing department will be the focus. In order to participate in the clinical aspect of the program, students must receive a clear background check as required by the health care facilities, have proof of current immunizations, complete CPR for health care professionals, be able to lift 50 pounds, and be able to work on their feet for up to 8 hours.
Successful completion of MMN 103, MMN 106, MMN 111, MMN 124, MMN 126, MMN 129, MMN 132.
Continued participation in the clinical setting at local facilities allows the student to gain a variety of experiences in Central Service/Sterile Processing and Materiel Management. Requirements are the same as MMN 213.
Successful completion of MMN 213.