This course (HLTH 1250) teaches students to handle medical equipment and surgical instrumentation in a safe and sanitary manner in order to begin to prepare them for work within a sterile processing department.
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Employment for Medical Equipment Preparers (i.e. Sterile Processing Technicians) is projected to grow 8% from 2018 to 2028, faster than average for all occupations.
The average annual wage for Medical Equipment Preparers in Nebraska was $34,220 in May 2018. The median hourly wage was $16.09 in May 2017.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Data for Occupations Not Covered in Detail, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/about/data-for-occupations-not-covered-in-detail.htm#Healthcare%20support%20occupations
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook,May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Nebraska, https://www.bls.gov/oes/2017/may/oes_ne.htm#31-0000
This course will:
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