Course Material

Training Program

Training Program

Course Material

Sterile Processing
Program Outline

SPECT's training program is designed for health care workers involved in infection prevention and sterile processing practices, including cleaning, packaging, sterilizing and storing of surgical instruments. It is also suitable for other workers who support staff in these areas.
The program includes presentations, hands-on practical activities and on-site mentoring, and is modified to be culturally and contextually appropriate for each country we work with.
Samples from previous programs are linked below.

Program Objectives

Course Objectives


Communicate foundational steps of the sterile processing cycle.


Review the scientific based evidence that internationally recommended guidelines are based upon.


Explain proper care and handling of surgical instruments, from point-of-use to sterile storage and transportation.


Address context specific challenges and concerns of health care workers.


Provide health care workers with an opportunity to teach others and receive constructive feedback on their teaching skills.