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.

1st Edition Instrument Resource Manual Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to Surgical Instruments
  • Chapter 2: Human Factors in Instrument Processing
  • Chapter 3: Instrument Stewardship: The Role of Instrument Team Members
  • Chapter 4: Central Service Technicians and Their Role in Instrument Maintenance and Repair
  • Chapter 5: Safety for Patients and Instrument Technicians
  • Chapter 6: Improving Performance Outcomes
  • Chapter 7: Soiled Instruments
  • Chapter 8: Preparing Medical Devices for Use
  • Chapter 9: Packaging
  • Chapter 10: Factors Influencing Medical Device Disinfection/Sterilization Process
  • Chapter 11: The Instrument Information System
  • Chapter 12: General Instrumentation
  • Chapter 13: Obstetrics and Gynecological Instrumentation
  • Chapter 14: Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) Instrumentation
  • Chapter 15: Dental Instrumentation
  • Chapter 16: Ophthalmic (Eye) Instrumentation
  • Chapter 17: Cardiovascular and Thoracic Instrumentation
  • Chapter 18: Laparoscopic Instrumentation
  • Chapter 19: Urology Instrumentation
  • Chapter 20: Robotic Instrumentation
  • Chapter 21: Endoscopes and Probes
  • Chapter 22: Powered Surgical Instruments
  • Chapter 23: Orthopedic Instrumentation
  • Chapter 24: Neurosurgical and Spinal Surgery Instrumentation
  • Chapter 25: Surgical Implants and Instruments
  • Chapter 26: Transplant and Trauma Instrumentation
  • Chapter 27: Loaned Instrumentation
  • Glossary
  • Index

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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