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This comprehensive new manual was written to help sterile processing professionals and equipment planners prepare for construction and renovation of sterile processing facilities, as well as plan for equipment purchases, testing, and implementation.

The first-of-its-kind, this publication includes practical resources and tips to explain the design process, support collaborative planning, and prepare a sterile processing department (SPD) for the future.

This book is published by Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).

Specifically, the 144-page book includes information on:

  • Trends affecting design
  • The critical components of the planning process for new construction
  • The management of the design process
  • Tools and methods for collaborative planning and accurate data collection
  • Key operational issues related to renovation projects

In the section on new equipment planning, the book covers decontamination, water and steam quality, equipment specifications, vendor relations, installation, testing, and warranties, among other topics. Readers will learn about the best mix of reprocessing equipment for a new construction project, critical infection prevention and control planning for construction environments, and how to maintain reprocessing activities during renovations.

The publication includes a number of figures and tables, such as an example of a time study for sterile processing, a sample calendar for moving to a new SPD, an infection control risk assessment matrix of precautions for construction and renovation, and an equipment orientation checklist. There is also an extensive list of sources for additional information.

The publication is ideally suited for sterile processing professionals, managers, operating room managers, hospitals administrators, facility managers, architects, and equipment planners.

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