Training Manual is the premier reference and review publication for individuals preparing for examinations given by The Certification Board for Sterile Processing and Distribution. It is a concise, applicable tool that can be used for orientation, training, and instructional programs in health care facilities and in institutions for learning. The
Fifth Edition of the manual is the largest and most comprehensive to date.
Foreword to the Fourth Edition.
Foreword to the Third Edition.
Foreword to the Second Edition.
Foreword to the First Edition.
1 Introduction to Central Service.
Objectives and Functions.
Major Areas in Central Service.
Continuous Quality Improvement.
Rules and Regulations.
2 Human Anatomy and Physiology.
The Skeletal System.
The Muscular System.
The Nervous System.
The Circulatory System.
The Respiratory System.
The Digestive System.
The Urinary System.
The Reproductive System.
The Endocrine System.
The Sensory System.
3 Microbiology and Infection Control.
Nosocomial Infections and Cross–Contamination.
Collection and Transport of Used Supplies and Equipment.
Detergents and Cleaning Agents.
Cleaning and Processing Equipment.
Cleaning, Disinfection, and Preparation Procedures.
Handheld Surgical Instruments.
6 Preparation and Packaging for Sterilization.
Preparation of Instruments.
Basin Set Preparation.
Principles of Packaging.
Types of Packaging Materials.
Factors Affecting Sterilization.
Monitoring the Sterilization Process.
Liquid Chemical Sterilization.
Gas Plasma Sterilization.
8 Sterile Storage.
Maintaining Product Sterility.
Stock Arrangement, Rotation, and Shelf Life.
Types of Distribution Systems.
Delivery Methods and Equipment.
Distribution Work Practices.
10 Inventory Control.
Measuring Inventory Performance.
Appendix A: Central Service Terminology.
Appendix B: Medical Terminology for Central Service Department Employees.
Appendix C: Symbols Used by Device Manufacturers.