Surgical Instrument Resources

The success of every Sterile Processing department (SPD) and, ultimately, the success of every medical procedure performed depends on the quality of surgical instruments provided. HSPA provides access to two unique resources to cover the handling, identification and testing of these instruments, allowing SP professionals to enhance their career with a specialty in surgical instrumentation.

Welcome to Surgical Instrumentation

1st Edition Instrument Resource Manual

ong>Instrument Resource Manual provides detailed information about surgical instrument handling; including instrument inspection points, testing processes and other information that will enhance instrument skills. Readers will learn invaluable knowledge and skills that range from identifying specific instrumentation to improving performance outcomes in the SP department (SPD) related to surgical instrument processing and maintenance. This unique SP resource provides a balance of helpful text as well as detailed photos to help SP professionals familiarize themselves and become experts in surgical instrument identification, inspection, maintenance, and more. Detailed photos and specifications of over 15 categories of surgical instrumentation and devices will prepare SP professionals to elevate their expertise and build confidence to become an instrument specialist in the SPD. This resource will provide the tools necessary to ensure safe handling of surgical instrumentation that will lead to positive patient outcomes.

This book is recommended reading for the Certified Instrument Specialist exam.

Publication Information

Instrument Resource Manual 225.300

World of Surgical Instruments - The Definitive Inspection Textbook

The purpose of this book is to assist Sterile Processing (SP) personnel, Surgery personnel, and surgical technicians in identifying critical inspection points for surgical instruments. In addition, the instrument’s proper name, length, use, and sharpness test standards are described. The idea for this book originated from the hundreds of lectures Rick Schultz has given throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Proper inspection and testing of surgical instruments improve quality, which not only benefits the patient but also serves as an ergonomic gain for the healthcare institution.

Executing a surgical procedure takes teamwork and knowledge. This illustrated textbook completes the circle of knowledge and helps provide the surgeon with instruments that have been properly inspected and safe to use.

This book is recommended reading for the Certified Instrument Specialist exam.

Publication Information

World of Instruments 225.300

Ordering Instrument Resource Course Materials

Processing Information

All orders require one business day for processing. Orders will not be shipped the same day received, and next day air orders will be sent out the following business day (weekends and holidays not included).

  Member Rate Non-Member Rate
Instrument Resource Manual $120 $135
World of Surgical Instruments $135 $150

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