AHE’s CSCT certification program sets a standard for surgical environmental services technicians responsible for cleaning and disinfecting operating rooms — an intense, fast-paced, high-stakes environment. The program is designed to set a level of expertise for managing pathogens and practicing innovative techniques specific to the operating room. The CSCT certification program offers streamlined training through a train-the-trainer model intended to save organizations’ resources.
Training emphasizes the importance of on-the-job performance and deepened self-awareness of working in the complex surgical environment. It includes surgical suite infection prevention; cleaning and disinfecting; problem solving; communication; and the impact on patient outcomes.
Designed to increase performance levels and job satisfaction, while decreasing staff turnover
Helps facilitates execution of evidence based standards of practice
Enhances efforts to improve patient outcomes