Introduction to the principles of microbiology, infection control, aseptic technique, and workplace environmental hazards. Students learn instrument classification, specifics of proper handling techniques, recognition of common problems related to instrument usage, and principles of decontamination including instrument/equipment disassembly, methods of cleaning/disinfection, use of decontamination equipment (automated) proper workflow, standard precautions, safe handling of sharps and medical bio-hazardous waste materials, and wrapping and/or packaging of surgical instruments, supplies, and patient care equipment.
Course code: MDRT 1101
Length: 105 hours
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