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Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, Volume 1 General Theory - Second Revised Edition
Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, Volume 1 General Theory - Second Revised Edition
In a hospital or clinic it is necessary that all equipment and materials used for treating patients are absolutely safe for use: the chance for spreading of diseases should be kept as small as possible. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilization are important methods in this battle against this ever present threat. Especially since the fatal disease AIDS became so powerful and spread world wide, the demand for proper procedures for infection control gained momentum enormously. Diseases such as Hepatitis B, known to be transmitted through contaminated surgical instruments, stimulated the need for stricter guidelines for disinfection and sterilization.
This book focuses on the most common and most safe method used for sterilization in the Central Sterile Service Departments in healthcare institutions: sterilization by pressurised high temperature steam.
A first major step to improvement of sterile supply is the training of all personnel involved (technicians, staff and users). Moreover, in the recently published European standards on sterilization, education is required of everybody involved in sterilization, whether it concerns the manufacturer of the sterilizing equipment or the technician maintaining or using it. This series of books provides a foundation needed to fulfil this requirement. Originally intended to educate technical service personnel in remote health institutions, it has grown into a textbook that can be used by anyone interested in sterilization.

The International Federation for Sterile Supply (IFSS) and the Irish Decontamination Institute (IDI) are pleased to recommend the book to all their members and all others involved in sterilization practices.

Click here for a book brochure/flyer in PDF format [494 KB].

This book is also available in Turkish:
Tibbi Malzemelerin Buharla Sterilizasyonu
Cilt I - Genel Teori

Edited by Hülya Erbil
Please contact Hülya Erbil for further information:
Author(s): Jan Huys
ISBN: 90-75829-04-3
Publisher: HEART Consultancy, Renkum, The Netherlands
Published: 2004
Pages: 295
Illustrations: more than 200 coloured illustrations, photos, graphs and tables
How to order: You can order the book through a bookshop using the ISBN number or directly from the author/publisher, Jan Huys/HEART Consultancy through letter, Fax, or E-mail:
  • Address: Jan Huys, HEART Consultancy, Quadenoord 2, 6871 NG Renkum, The Netherlands
  • Fax: +31-(0)317-450469
  • E-mail:
  • Web: www.heartware.nl

Esterilización de Productos Sanitarios por Vapor, Volumen I Teoría General - 1 Edición
Esterilización de Productos Sanitarios por Vapor, Volumen I Teoría General - 1 Edición
*** Spanish / español ***
En un hospital o centro sanitario, es necesario que todo producto y material usado para el tratamiento de los pacientes sea absolutamente seguro en su uso ya que el riesgo de contagio de enfermedades debe mantenerse lo más bajo posible. La limpieza, la descontaminación y la esterilización son métodos imprescindibles para combatir este peligro. La demanda para encontrar procedimientos apropiados para el control de infecciones se ha incrementado enormemente, especialmente desde la aparición de enfermedades como el SIDA, de rápida diseminación a escala mundial. Además, enfermedades como la hepatitis B, que pueden ser transmitidas por instrumentos quirúrgicos contaminados, han estimulado la creación de normas y reglamentos más estrictos para los procedimientos de descontaminación y esterilización.
Esta serie de libros, de los que este tomo es el primero, se concentra sobre todo en el método de esterilización más común y seguro de los utilizados habitualmente en los Hospitales y Centros Sanitarios: la esterilización mediante vapor a presión. Un primer paso importante para la mejora de cualquier actividad es la formación del personal implicado en la misma. Recientemente se han publicado las normas europeas sobre la esterilización de productos sanitarios que exigen la formación adecuada para todas aquellas personas, fabricantes, técnicos operadores y/o de mantenimiento, que estén implicados en la esterilización. Es con el objetivo de contribuir a esta formación que se han elaborado estos libros, que esperamos se conviertan en un manual para cualquier persona interesada en el campo de la esterilización. Por esta razón la Asociación Europea para la Esterilización Hospitalaria recomienda su lectura.
Author(s): Jan Huys
ISBN: 90-75829-03-5
Publisher: HEART Consultancy, Renkum, The Netherlands
Published: 1999
Pages: 270
Illustrations: 150 dibujo y fotografías
How to order: You can order the book through a bookshop using the ISBN number or directly from the author/publisher, Jan Huys/HEART Consultancy through letter, Fax, or E-mail:
  • Address: Jan Huys, HEART Consultancy, Quadenoord 2, 6871 NG Renkum, The Netherlands
  • Fax: +31-(0)317-450469
  • E-mail:
  • Web: www.heartware.nl
Pedir: Para pedidos superiores a 5 unidades, consultar con HEART Consultancy.
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Stérilisation des dispositifs médicaux par la vapeur, Volume I - Aspects théoriques
Stérilisation des dispositifs médicaux par la vapeur, Volume I - Aspects théoriques
*** French ***
This is the French version of "Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, Volume 1 General Theory" by Jan Huys.

In a hospital or clinic it is necessary that all equipment and materials used for treating patients are absolutely safe for use: the chance for spreading of diseases should be kept as small as possible. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilization are important methods in this battle against this ever present threat. Especially since the fatal disease AIDS became so powerful and spread world wide, the demand for proper procedures for infection control gained momentum enormously. Diseases such as Hepatitis B, known to be transmitted through contaminated surgical instruments, stimulated the need for stricter guidelines for disinfection and sterilization.
This book focuses on the most common and most safe method used for sterilization in the Central Sterile Service Departments in healthcare institutions: sterilization by pressurised high temperature steam.
A first major step to improvement of sterile supply is the training of all personnel involved (technicians, staff and users). Moreover, in the recently published European standards on sterilization, education is required of everybody involved in sterilization, whether it concerns the manufacturer of the sterilizing equipment or the technician maintaining or using it. This series of books provides a foundation needed to fulfil this requirement. Originally intended to educate technical service personnel in remote health institutions, it has grown into a textbook that can be used by anyone interested in sterilization.

The International Federation for Sterile Supply (IFSS) and the Irish Decontamination Institute (IDI) are pleased to recommend the book to all their members and all others involved in sterilization practices.
Author(s): Jan Huys
ISBN: 978-3-88681-088-8
Publisher: HEART Consultancy, Renkum, The Netherlands
Published: 2010
How to order: You can order this book online from mhp-Verlag GmbH.

Sterylizacja Zasobˇoacute;w Medycznych
Sterylizacja Zasobˇoacute;w Medycznych
*** Polish ***
This is the Polish version of "Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, Volume 1 General Theory" by Jan Huys.

In a hospital or clinic it is necessary that all equipment and materials used for treating patients are absolutely safe for use: the chance for spreading of diseases should be kept as small as possible. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilization are important methods in this battle against this ever present threat. Especially since the fatal disease AIDS became so powerful and spread world wide, the demand for proper procedures for infection control gained momentum enormously. Diseases such as Hepatitis B, known to be transmitted through contaminated surgical instruments, stimulated the need for stricter guidelines for disinfection and sterilization.
This book focuses on the most common and most safe method used for sterilization in the Central Sterile Service Departments in healthcare institutions: sterilization by pressurised high temperature steam.
A first major step to improvement of sterile supply is the training of all personnel involved (technicians, staff and users). Moreover, in the recently published European standards on sterilization, education is required of everybody involved in sterilization, whether it concerns the manufacturer of the sterilizing equipment or the technician maintaining or using it. This series of books provides a foundation needed to fulfil this requirement. Originally intended to educate technical service personnel in remote health institutions, it has grown into a textbook that can be used by anyone interested in sterilization.

The International Federation for Sterile Supply (IFSS) and the Irish Decontamination Institute (IDI) are pleased to recommend the book to all their members and all others involved in sterilization practices.

Click here for a book brochure/flyer in PDF format.
Author(s): Jan Huys
ISBN: 978-83-932434-0-2
Publishers: HEART Consultancy, Renkum, The Netherlands
PSMSDD - Polish Society for Medical Sterilization and Disinfection Development
Published: 2012
How to order: Please contact ) for information about how to order this book.

Tibbi Malzemelerin Buharla Sterilizasyonu, Cilt I - Genel Teori
Tibbi Malzemelerin Buharla Sterilizasyonu, Cilt I - Genel Teori
*** Turkish ***
This is the Turkish version of "Sterilization of Medical Supplies by Steam, Volume 1 General Theory" by Jan Huys.

In a hospital or clinic it is necessary that all equipment and materials used for treating patients are absolutely safe for use: the chance for spreading of diseases should be kept as small as possible. Cleaning, decontamination and sterilization are important methods in this battle against this ever present threat. Especially since the fatal disease AIDS became so powerful and spread world wide, the demand for proper procedures for infection control gained momentum enormously. Diseases such as Hepatitis B, known to be transmitted through contaminated surgical instruments, stimulated the need for stricter guidelines for disinfection and sterilization.
This book focuses on the most common and most safe method used for sterilization in the Central Sterile Service Departments in healthcare institutions: sterilization by pressurised high temperature steam.
A first major step to improvement of sterile supply is the training of all personnel involved (technicians, staff and users). Moreover, in the recently published European standards on sterilization, education is required of everybody involved in sterilization, whether it concerns the manufacturer of the sterilizing equipment or the technician maintaining or using it. This series of books provides a foundation needed to fulfil this requirement. Originally intended to educate technical service personnel in remote health institutions, it has grown into a textbook that can be used by anyone interested in sterilization.

The International Federation for Sterile Supply (IFSS) and the Irish Decontamination Institute (IDI) are pleased to recommend the book to all their members and all others involved in sterilization practices.

Click here for a book brochure/flyer in PDF format.
Author(s): Jan Huys; Edited by Hülya Erbil
ISBN: 978-90-75829-06-8
Publishers: HEART Consultancy, Renkum, The Netherlands
MSÜD - Central Sterilization Units Society of Turkey
Published: 2010
How to order: Please contact Hülya Erbil (Email ) for information about how to order this book.

A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare

Description

Prevention is the first line of defence in the fight against infection. As antibiotics and other antimicrobials encounter increasing reports of microbial resistance, the field of decontamination science is undergoing a major revival. A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare is a comprehensive training manual, providing practical guidance on all aspects of decontamination including: microbiology and infection control; regulations and standards; containment, transportation, handling, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient used devices; surgical instrumentation; endoscopes; and quality management systems.
Written by highly experienced professionals, A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare comprises a systematic review of decontamination methods, with uses and advantages outlined for each. Up-to-date regulations, standards and guidelines are incorporated throughout, to better equip healthcare professionals with the information they need to meet the technical and operational challenges of medical decontamination.
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare is an important new volume on state-of-the-art decontamination processes and a key reference source for all healthcare professionals working in infectious diseases, infection control/prevention and decontamination services.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Glossary
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • Chapter 2 Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Chapter 3 Medical and Surgical Procedures and Facilities
  • Chapter 4 Instrumentation
  • Chapter 5 Microbiology and Infection Control/Prevention
  • Chapter 6 Chemistry and Physics
  • Chapter 7 Post-Procedure Handling, Containment and Transport
  • Chapter 8 Cleaning
  • Chapter 9 Disinfection
  • Chapter 10 Inspection, Packaging and Loading for Sterilization
  • Chapter 11 Sterilization
  • Chapter 12 Storage and Distribution
  • Chapter 13 Safety
  • Chapter 14 Management Principles
  • Chapter 15 Special Topics

Author Information

  • Gerald McDonnell, STERIS Limited, Basingstoke, UK
  • Denise Sheard, Sterile Services Training Consultant, Cape Town, South Africa

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Author(s): Gerald McDonnell, Denise Sheard
ISBN: 978-1-4443-3013-7
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Published: September 2012
Pages: 464
How to order: For more information or to place an order visit www.wiley.com/go/infectiousdiseases

CRCST Textbook 7th Edition
CRCST Textbook 7th Edition
This 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. Key changes to the text include over 300 color photos and charts and an easy-to-read format that identifies key words and concepts. This textbook contains information for new and experienced Central Service professionals, including updated work practice references and regulations.
Publisher: IAHCSMM - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
Ordering: IAHCSMM Store

Instrumentation Course Guide
Instrumentation Course Guide
Authored by Rick Schultz, President and CEO, Spectrum Surgical Instruments Corp., this comprehensive guide contains over 250 color photos and provides highly detailed information concerning the inspection, naming and usage of surgical instruments.
Publisher: IAHCSMM - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
Ordering: IAHCSMM Store

Instrumentation Course Workbook
Instrumentation Course Workbook
Authored by Natalie Lind, CRCST, CHL, IAHCSMM Educational Director, this resource guide is a virtual what's what in instrumentation today with topics ranging from facilitating the sterilization process to quality assurance systems. The workbook also includes specialty instrument information on topics such as microsurgery, laser instruments, robotics, endoscopes and more.
Publisher: IAHCSMM - International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management
Ordering: IAHCSMM Store