Feucht & Christensen Earn Sterile Processing Certification
- September 09, 2022
Sterile Processing Department Supervisor Jody Feucht and Sterile Processing Technician Jessyn Christensen were both recently credentialed as Certified Sterile Processing and Distribution Technicians (CSPDT) by the Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution.
Both Feucht and Christensen hold an associate degree in surgical technology from Southeast Technical College in Sioux Falls, a prerequisite to certification. To become certified, Feucht and Christensen were required to complete a comprehensive examination on sterile processing, including decontamination and disinfection; preparation and handling; sterilization and sterile storage.
As sterile processing technicians, Feucht and Christensen ensure instrumentation and equipment used in medical and surgical procedures are properly cleaned, disinfected, inspected and sterilized prior to patient use. They are a critical component in delivering quality patient care, preventing infections, and ensuring each device functions well and is managed in a safe, consistent manner.
Brookings Health System’s sterile processing department is responsible for cleaning and sterilizing instrumentation used throughout the hospital as well as Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, White Medical Clinic, Volga Medical Clinic, Arlington Medical Center, the Avera clinics in Brookings, and The Neighborhoods at Brookview skilled nursing home. The department also offers essential support for surgical services in the operating room.
Brookings Health System is a rural leader in surgical robot integration. The health system gives patients local access to robotic surgery to help them recover more quickly near home. Patients receive the best of both worlds: the most advanced technological care delivered by experienced surgeons and skilled staff who treat patients like family. More information about robotic surgery at Brookings Health can be found at brookingshealth.org/Robotics.
About Brookings Health System
Brookings Health System, located in Brookings, South Dakota, includes a 49-bed hospital, the 79-bed The Neighborhoods at Brookview nursing home, Brookhaven Estates senior living apartments, Yorkshire Eye Clinic & Optical, and medical clinics in Arlington, White and Volga, South Dakota. It is a non-profit, city-owned facility that offers the community a full range of inpatient, outpatient, emergency and extended care services. Brookings Hospital provides local access to doctors in Brookings and offers robotic da Vinci surgery and Mako robotic-arm assisted procedures, making it one of the premier rural community hospitals in South Dakota. For more information about the services offered at Brookings Health System, please call (605) 696-9000 or visit us on the Web at brookingshealth.org.