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Pima Medical Institute Introduces Central Sterile Processing Certificate Program

Posted: May 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Baker

A central sterile processing technician sterilizes medical equipment

DENVER (May 18, 2015) – When treating patients in hospitals and clinics, it’s absolutely critical that the instrumentation and equipment used be sterile so that infections may be avoided. In order to ensure that happens, well-trained central sterile processing technicians must be working on site. It’s a vital role in any location where cleanliness is essential.

“We know hospitals throughout Denver need highly skilled sterile processing technicians,” said Pima Medical Institute Denver Campus Director, Ryan Minic. “That is why we’ve introduced a new program – the central sterile processing certificate. It will help fill that need. Our challenging, hands-on, thorough curriculum will prepare students for a successful career in the field.”

The nine-month certificate program trains students on how to effectively sterilize, maintain the functionality and keep inventory of health care instrumentation and equipment. Central sterile processing (CSP) students who study at Pima Medical Institute will receive an education in microbiology, infection control, the principles and practices of sterile processing and decontamination procedures.

“The central sterile processing technician is critical in keeping patients healthy and safe,” Minic said. “This career requires attention to detail and a team-oriented personality, because CSP technicians are a critical part of the perioperative team.”

Central sterile processing technicians most often work in hospitals, but they also find employment in dental or eye care practices, plastic surgery offices, surgery centers and laboratories.
Once a student has completed the program, they take the central sterile processing exam offered by the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Material Management.

Pima Medical Institute’s Denver campus, located at 7475 Dakin Street, offers six associate degree programs and seven certificate programs. To learn more about the central sterile processing program, visit https://pmi.edu/Programs/Certificate/Central-Sterile-Processing.

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Pima Medical Institute is a private, accredited school dedicated to provide students classroom studies paired with real-world training at medical facilities. Established in 1972, Pima Medical Institute helps students become career ready, focusing exclusively on health care professions, including medical, dental, veterinary and nursing fields. Curriculum includes certificate, associate degree and bachelor’s degree programs, ranging from nursing, medical assistant and radiology technician to veterinary assistant and dental hygienist.
Pima Medical Institute operates 16 campuses as well as an online division. The medical career college has a presence in eight western states with ground locations in Albuquerque, N.M.; Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa, Ariz.; Denver and Colorado Springs, Colo.; Seattle and Renton, Wash.; Las Vegas, N.V.; Houston and El Paso, Texas; Chula Vista, Calif.; and Dillon, Mont. For more information and a complete list of programs offered at each campus, visit pmi.edu or call 1-888-442-5998.


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