Sterile Processing, Invisible Culture: "Reprocessed" (Paperback)
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The first edition of Sterile Processing, Invisible Culture was an instant hit among techs, as it peered behind the scenes into the hidden world of a healthcare career that has long been past due to receive its well-deserved recognition. Sterile processing techs the world over have been wondering why, even in the 21st century, with robotic and laparoscopic instruments taking center stage in the surgical theater, the average lay person STILL has no idea who is responsible for preparing all of the high-tech gadgetry used in surgery or even how it is prepared. For decades the job of cleaning and sterilizing medical instruments has been so "invisible" as to almost seem like some type of covert operation. Well it is not Sterile Processing is a legitimate career utilizing elite members of surgical teams from all around the world to make surgeries safe for every patient who goes under the knife. Sterile Processing, Invisible Culture "Reprocessed" exposes this ever-expanding career from the inside out, just as the original version did, but with improved quality in the "Sterile Prep Times" archives section. If you are on the fence about whether or not to apply for a position in Sterile Processing or you just want to compare experiences with someone who has been in this career for thirty years, "Sterile Processing, Invisible Culture" will satisfy your curiosities.