New SPD Textbook

The NEW 7th Edition of the Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook and Workbook are Now Available for Sale!

The textbook has been completely updated to reflect the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation’s (AAMI) updated standards published in November 2017. There are 54 additional pages. New authors contributed to the book. Numerous photos have been added to emphasize new equipment, technologies, recommended spacing requirements, etc. Chapters 2, 3, and 4 (Anatomy/Physiology, Microbiology and Infection Prevention) have been revised to more closely reflect the daily practice in SPD. Chapter 5 now includes information on processing instruments exposed to chemotherapeutic agents. Chapter 9 has been extensively expanded to include over 60 photos of various surgical instruments and their uses. Chapters 11 and 12 were combined into Sterile Storage/Distribution to reflect that SPDs are mainly involved with processing of surgical instruments throughout the facility and now have little responsibility for inventory control and supply distribution to nursing units. You will find the book to be very comprehensive and completely up-to-date to ensure you are following the most current practices. The textbook is sold for $135 plus shipping and handling.

The Workbook 7th edition was also updated to reflect the changes made to the textbook. Over half of the questions have been replaced and others revised to reflect changes in practice. There is no change in the cost of the Workbook; it is still $30.00 plus shipping and handling.

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