Quality Management in Sterile Services

3310

This online course introduces you to the concept and philosophy of quality management. There is a growing awareness of the need for quality systems in sterile services. The course examines the application of legislation and standards in a sterile service workplace and evaluates systems for continuing quality improvement in all aspects of the sterile supply cycle. You will also prepare for a quality audit.

  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Online only
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

Course Content

  • Definition of quality management
  • Quality management philosophy
  • Quality management systems
  • Standards and legislation applicable to sterile services
  • Record keeping
  • Quality audit

Learning outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Define quality management
  • Discuss the importance of systems for continuing quality improvement in sterile services
  • Discuss a philosophy of quality management in a service
  • Apply standards and legislation in a sterile service workplace
  • Ensure correct record-keeping in sterile services
  • Describe the requirements for auditing of sterilisation processes
  • Follow correct procedures to prepare for a quality audit
  • Apply appropriate strategies for continuous improvement in a sterile service.

Other requirements

Students must be employed in a health service organisation providing reprocessing of reusable medical devices.

Applicants may be asked to provide evidence of employment and sterilising technology understanding to support their application.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.
  •  
    Level
    5
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    EFTs
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2019
    Online only
  • Workload

    For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study.

  • Cost
    2019
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Intakes
    2019
    This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment.
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying