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.

The World of Surgical Instruments - The Definitive Inspection Textbook

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction
  • Surgical Grade vs. Floor Grade (Economy) Instruments
  • Instrument Care and Handling
  • Scissors
  • Needle Holders
  • Laparoscopic
  • Hemostatic/Ring-Handled Forceps
  • Retractors
  • Cardiac
  • Orthopedic
  • Neur
  • OB/GYN
  • Tissue/Dressing Forceps
  • ENT
  • Suction Tubes
  • Arthroscopy
  • Urology
  • Dental
  • Instruments/Containers/Cases
  • How to Measure
  • Sharpness Test Standards
  • Care and Handling
  • Repair
  • Trademarks
  • 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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This commitment to advancing Sterile Processing (SP) knowledge, skill sets and professionalism is why over 40,000 members and certification holders rely on HSPA to keep them sharp, focused and abreast of the very latest standards, best practices and technological advancements impacting the SP profession.