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Central Service Technical Manual,
7th Edition

(Now also available in Chinese, Japanese and Spanish)

Central Service Tech ManualThe 7th edition is designed to provide Central Service Professionals with the latest information on all aspects of sterile processing and to introduce future Central Service professionals to the fast-paced field of CS.

Helpful features to the text include over 300 color photos and charts and an easy-to-read format that identifies key words and concepts. Additionally, the Seventh Edition also includes several chapters focusing on unique aspects of CS, such as tools for cleaning, point of use preparation and transport, complex surgical instruments, point of use processing, tracking systems and ambulatory surgery and related practices.

All of the text’s chapters have been tailored to meet the educational needs of today’s (and tomorrow’s) Central Service Professionals. Topics such as microbiology, medical terminology, and anatomy and physiology are presented with a focus on what the CS professional needs to know. For example, the medical terminology chapter includes surgical terms and abbreviations and in addition to presenting an overview of major body systems, the anatomy and physiology chapter reviews common surgical procedures performed on each body system.


Introduction to IAHCSMM

Chapter 1 Introduction to Central Service

Chapter 2 Medical Terminology

Chapter 3 Anatomy and Physiology

Chapter 4 Microbiology for Central Service

Chapter 5 Regulations and Standards

Chapter 6 Infection Prevention and Control

Chapter 7 Tools for Cleaning

Chapter 8 Decontamination; Point of Use Preparation and Transport

Chapter 9 Cleaning and Decontamination

Chapter 10 Disinfection

Chapter 11 Surgical Instrumentation

Chapter 12 Complex Surgical Instruments

Chapter 13 Sterilization Packaging

Chapter 14 Point of Use Processing

Chapter 15 High Temperature Sterilization

Chapter 16 Low Temperature Sterilization

Chapter 17 Inventory Management

Chapter 18 Management of Patient Care Equipment

Chapter 19 Tracking Systems

Chapter 20 Quality Assurance

Chapter 21 Safety

Chapter 22 Communication and Human Relations Skills

Chapter 23 Sterile Processing for Ambulatory Surgery and Other Practices



$70/IAHCSMM Members


Order online here or print the online order form from the download section.

ACentral Service Tech Manual Box Setlso Available

Boxed Course:
Central Service Technical Manual, 7th Edition

Boxed set contains: one textbook and one workbook. The workbook includes chapter by chapter progress quizzes, as well as a final exam. The boxed course (with a textbook and workbook) is the key preparation tool for those studying to become a Certified and Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST). Please note: textbook and workbook can be sold separately, however, cost savings are received when purchased as a boxed course.

$99/IAHCSMM Members


Order online here or print the online order form from the download section.


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