Guidelines and Tools for the Sterile Processing Team

This electronic publication is designed for sterile processing teams. It includes 8 of the AORN Guidelines, the AORN Position Statement on Perioperative Staffing, and a variety of tools comprising 22 policy and procedure templates, 25 competency verification tools, 4 crosswalks from the AORN Guidelines to AAMI Standards, and 3 job descriptions.

eBook Features

The eBook has special features you can use to:

  • Download to two devices. For example, you can download the eBook to your desktop and your smartphone. Your bookmarks and notes will seamlessly stay in sync on both devices.
  • Search for content. Keywords are highlighted for easy reference.
  • Directly link to implementation tools. Links to valuable and relevant tools like videos, webinars, and tool kits.
  • Bookmark your favorite content. You'll never lose your place.
  • Highlight content and take notes. Use the pen tool to mark up the page.
  • Share pages with friends. Available on Apple devices only.
  • Navigate offline. An internet connection is not required after content is downloaded.

You'll also find a link that gives you the option to download the tools described above, which are customizable Word documents.

eBook Includes 8 AORN Guidelines

  • Guideline for Environmental Cleaning
  • Guideline for Hand Hygiene
  • Guideline for Surgical Attire
  • Guideline for High-Level Disinfection
  • Guideline for Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments
  • Guideline for Selection and Use of Packaging Systems for Sterilization
  • Guideline for Sterilization
  • Guideline for Processing Flexible Endoscopes (updated for 2016)


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Non-Member: $155

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