SPU, Dedication, Professionalism, Excellence

Because Your Future Starts Here!
As the medical industry continues to expand, the need for quality healthcare professionals are in demand. Existing medical professionals recognize that developing themselves professionally is a necessary step to enter and advance in the healthcare industry. By becoming members of SPU, current and aspiring healthcare professionals demonstrate their recognition of the importance of being developed professionally.
There is a lack of qualified certified professionals in the healthcare industry to meet the demands of the aging "Baby Boom" population as the medical field rapidly expands. It is projected that this population will experience an increase in surgical procedures, and the need for skilled at home care will likewise increase.

The healthcare field is one of the fastest growing workforce jobs in America. The need for these workers are reflected in the aging of Americans, and the rapid expansion and competitiveness of healthcare providers. Medical professionals recognize that developing themselves professionally is a necessary step to enter and advance in the healthcare industry.


About SPU

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Sterile Processing Universal (SPU) provides its clients with professional development and/or Continuing Education opportunities in the medical field of Central Processing and other allied health careers. Our employer driven solutions are customized to meet healthcare employers’ employee educational needs. Please click Employer Driven Solutions for more information.

SPU is also a certification testing center for The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), and Medical Career Assessments (MedCA). Please click the Certification Testing Schedule for availability.
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What is Certification?

Association/Industry recognition attained by individuals with educational and/or work experience requirements who successfully complete an examination process demonstrating their knowledge of pertinent, job-related subject matter.

American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)

The AMCA was established in 2010 with a vision of enhancing the allied healthcare industry by providing national certification exams that validate the knowledge and expertise of professionals in the healthcare field.
The exams are designed to meet standards that will certify each successful exam candidate has proven that they are knowledgeable in their specific subject matter. The exams are based on 5 subject areas: Medical Terminology, Medical Law and Ethics, OSHA and Infection Control, Anatomy and Physiology and the subject matter related to that specific area i.e., phlebotomy, EKG, mental health, ETC…

Available AMCA Certification Exams

  • Medical Administrative Assistant Certification
  • Billing and Coding Specialist Certification
  • Electronic Health Record Certification
  • Professional Healthcare Instructor Certification

Medical Career Assessments (MedCA)

A MedCA certification will show a prospective employer that an individual is a dedicated healthcare professional and is proficient in their field. In today′s economy, employers are looking for unique healthcare professionals to fill their positions. Our certification will give you the credentials to excel above the rest in your field.

Available MedCA Certification Exams

  • Medical Assistant Certification
  • Medical Administrative Assistant Certification
  • Medical Billing and Coding Certification
  • Medical Laboratory Assistant Certification
  • Pharmacy Technician Certification
  • Phlebotomy Technician Certification
  • EKG Technician Certification
  • Patient Care Technician Certification
  • Veterinary Assistant Certification
  • Insurance Examination Technician Certification

Available Exam Dates

  • February 23, 2018
  • March 23, 2018
  • April 27, 2018
  • May 25, 2018
  • June 22, 2018

Employer Driven Solutions

Every employer understands that having properly trained qualified employees is a must in today’s work environment to remain competitive. In the healthcare industry, having a properly trained qualified team can also mean the difference between life or death for a patient.

The professional development of employees can be a daunting task for a busy healthcare department. Sterile Processing Universal specializes in providing the ongoing professional development needed for healthcare employees to remain current with industry standards as well as help develop those soft employability skills that may be lacking in some employees.

How often do you see an employee that has the technical skills but none of the soft skills such as basic customer service or time management skills needed to be truly successful in their position? We excel in the development of Central Processing Technicians and have a proven track record of success in providing employers with well qualified staff in various healthcare departments, that understand the need for the utmost professionalism and highest ethical standards.

Our experienced team is equipped to either come on-site to develop your team or have them come to our location. We provide this flexibility for the convenience of our clients. Employers can also choose the professional development they feel their employees need from our list of offerings OR we can customize a professional development package based on the needs of the specific employer. Please check out our Professional Development Offerings Page for a list of available options.

Professional Development

Central Processing Professional Development
In the CS industry there has been a paradigm shift towards more education and the professional development of CS Professionals. Awareness about the CS industry is beginning to emerge from obscurity into the public eye. With that emergence comes new technicians that are excited and motivated to become a part of this exciting industry.

However, there is another side of the industry where seasoned Techs may have become complacent and some Techs view their position as just another job. This viewpoint and/or complacency can lead to apathy in the department which can lead to terrible mistakes which ultimately impact patient outcomes.

SPU can facilitate the professonal development of your CS department to bring the new motivated technicians together with the seasoned technicians that may be complacent in their position, and solidify them as a team. Reviewing and honing these critical CS concepts and soft skills will result in your departments direct customers having a better interaction with your staff as well as more successful patient outcomes.

  • CS is Not just a Job – This workshop will help remind CS Techs that their position is imperative to patient outcomes whether good or bad. Technicians will learn how remaining empathetic to each other and their patients will help them maintain the highest legal and ethical standards.
  • Regulations and Standards – This workshop will help CS Techs understand the difference between regulations, voluntary standards and regulatory standards. After attending this workshop Technicians will understand the roles and responsibilities of the regulatory agencies and organizations that impact how the Central Service Department operates.
  • Infection Prevention & Control & the role of CS with HAI’s – This workshop will help CS Techs understand their role in the prevention of Healthcare Associated Surgical Site Infections and how their personal hygiene and attire including how the use of personal protective equipment, impacts the safety of themselves and patients.
  • Decontamination & Disinfection – This workshop will help Techs understand the difference between cleaning, decontamination, and disinfection and how maintaining the proper set up and always following their professional standards in the Decontamination area will protect them and their patients.
  • Sterilization Standards - This workshop will help Techs understand factors that impact the sterilization process and the conditions necessary for an effective sterilization process.
  • The importance of accurate record keeping - This workshop will help Techs understand the importance of maintaining accurate records in all areas of the CS Department and how maintaining these records are also a legal protection for them and their department in the event of legal action.
  • Full Central Service Technical Manual 8th Edition Refresher Course – Technicians working in the field whether certified or uncertified can benefit from a refresher on the newest CS concepts and standards that IAHCSMM has published in their newest Technical Manual. In addition to these technical standards, Techs will be refreshed on the importance of professional and ethical conduct and career development.
  • Continuing Education/Inservices – As a requirement to maintain certification, CEU’s and inservices are a necessary educational tool. SPU can provide these CEU’s and inservices on a regular basis to help the department staff and management remain compliant. The topics chosen will reflect the direct needs of the department.

Affiliations

SPU Proudly works with these great organizations and hospitals to provide excellent service to our clients!

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Organizations:

The Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

North Central Empowerment Enterprise Group (NCEE)

LabCorp
Healthcare Facilities:

Cooper University Hospital

Lankenau Hospital

Our Lady of Lourdes Health System

Einstein Medical Center Montgomery

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A 10 minute drive from Broad and Olney


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