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
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
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