Instrument Care & Sterile Supply

Instrument Care & Sterile Supply


Professional Development Course

AVNAT Registration Points: 5


Intermediate Level: This course is useful for those new to veterinary nursing, those with a few years experience, and those more experienced nurses wanting to make improvements to their clinic’s protocols.

Elevate your skills in instrument care and sterile supply with our essential short course, tailored for both newcomers and experienced professionals in the veterinary field. This course provides comprehensive training in handling and processing surgical instruments, aligning with Australian Standards and best practice recommendations.

Learn the art of maintaining instrument integrity, ensuring longevity, and upholding sterility – critical factors often overlooked due to outdated practices. This course delves into the correct procedures for processing instruments, packing, wrapping, and autoclaving kits, alongside efficient storage methods. Emphasize that sterility is not time-dependent but event-related, a vital concept for maintaining high standards in veterinary clinics.

This course is more than just learning the basics; it’s about critically evaluating and improving your clinic’s protocols to guarantee the best care for your patients. The curriculum includes topics on surgical instrumentation, surgical kits, autoclaves, instrument reprocessing, theatre linen, packing instruments, quality control, validation, storage of sterile items, and orthopaedic implants.

Join us to refine your expertise in instrument care and sterile supply, ensuring your clinic’s practices are not just compliant but exemplary in safeguarding patient health.

Want a taste of what we’re talking about? Have a read of this article on Wrapping Instruments & Kits.

Please note: These topics are also included in the Surgical Nursing Short Course Package, and our Certificate in Veterinary Infection Control.


The Australian Veterinary Nurse and Technician (AVNAT) Regulatory Council has allocated 5 AVNAT CPD points to this continuing education activity.

What topics will I cover?

  • TOPIC 1 – Surgical Instrumentation
  • TOPIC 2 – Surgical Kits
  • TOPIC 3 – Autoclaves & Sterilisation
  • TOPIC 4 – Instrument Reprocessing
  • TOPIC 5 – Theatre Linen
  • TOPIC 6 – Packing Instruments & Kits
  • TOPIC 7 – Quality Control & Validation
  • TOPIC 8 – Storage of Sterile Items
  • TOPIC 9 – Orthopaedic Implants


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