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 the 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.