Processes for Sterile Techs Dealing with Coronavirus

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With COVID-19 cases throughout the United States, are there new processes for sterile techs to follow? Sterile techs have been — and continue to be — a primary defense against infection in healthcare settings. Their work keeps patients, healthcare providers, and others safe from disease, including COVID-19. Follow Standard Procedures Sterile techs clean, disinfect, and […]

Stress Tips for Sterile Techs Fighting the Pandemic

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Everyone experiences stress at one time or another. Stress rates can be higher in trying times; many people are finding that their stress levels are higher now, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ignoring stress doesn’t make it go away, but there are several steps you can take to help manage your stress. Don’t Deny Your Feelings […]

How Should Sterile Techs Handle Equipment with COVID-19?

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Sterile techs are an integral part of any healthcare environment. They work behind the scenes to clean, decontaminate, and sanitize instruments to be used again. Their efforts keep patients, healthcare providers, and others safe from infection. What does COVID-19 mean for sterile techs? How should they handle equipment during this time? Follow the Guidelines The […]

How Do Sterile Techs Work Together with the Operating Room

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Every person who works in a hospital or other healthcare environment is important to help the facility run smoothly and efficiently. Sterile techs are an excellent example of this; they are the primary line of defense against infection. Their work helps keep patients, healthcare providers, and other employees safe. They work with many hospital departments, […]

Walking Through a Job Description for a Sterile Tech

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Germs are everywhere. That includes hospitals, doctors’ offices, nursing homes, and other facilities that care for patients. In these environments, it’s critical to minimize the risk of infection, and sterile techs are on the front line of that effort every single day. Cleaning/Decontaminating/Sterilizing Instruments When instruments are used in a healthcare environment, they must be […]

Besides a Hospital, Where Can a Sterile Tech Work?

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Are you considering a career as a sterile tech? If so, you probably have a lot of questions, including where you can work. Many sterile techs work in hospitals, but there are other options. Behind the Scenes During a hospital stay, a patient may encounter various healthcare providers, including doctors, nurses, and more. They won’t […]