Central Service Technical Manual

Helpful features to the text include over 300 color photos and charts and an easy-to-read format that identifies keywords and concepts. Additionally, the Eighth Edition includes several chapters focusing on unique aspects of Sterile Processing, such as tools for cleaning, point-of-use treatment, transport, complex surgical instruments, tracking systems, ambulatory surgery, and related practices.

8th Edition Central Service Technical Manual Contents

  • Forward
  • Chapter 1 Introduction to Central Service
  • Chapter 2 Medical Terminology for Central Service Technicians
  • Chapter 3 Anatomy for Central Service Technicians
  • Chapter 4 Microbiology for Central Service Technicians
  • Chapter 5 Regulations and Standards
  • Chapter 6 Infection Prevention
  • Chapter 7 Decontamination; Point of Use Preparation and Transport
  • Chapter 8 Cleaning and Decontamination
  • Chapter 9 Disinfection
  • Chapter 10 Surgical Instrumentation
  • Chapter 11 Complex Surgical Instruments
  • Chapter 12 Assembly and Packaging
  • Chapter 13 Point of Use Processing
  • Chapter 14 High-Temperature Sterilization
  • Chapter 15 Low-Temperature Sterilization
  • Chapter 16 Sterile Storage and Transport
  • Chapter 17 Monitoring and Recordkeeping for Central Service
  • Chapter 18 Quality Assurance
  • Chapter 19 Managing Inventory within the Central Service Department
  • Chapter 20 The Role of Central Service in Ancillary Department Support
  • Chapter 21 The Role of Information Technology in Central Service
  • Chapter 22 Safety and Risk Management for Central Service
  • Chapter 23 Success Through Communication
  • Chapter 24 Personal and Professional Development for Central Service
  • Glossary
  • Index

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