STERILE PROCESSING UNIVERSITY
New SPD Textbook
The NEW 7th Edition of the Basics of Sterile Processing Textbook and Workbook are Now Available for Sale!
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
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.
Order your copies now!