PRESENTATION OF THE BOOK "The setting up and preparation: Those largely forgotten tasks in the sterilization":
Original title: “El montaje y la preparación: Esos grandes olvidados en la esterilización”.
"On October 17, Sra. Mercedes García Haro, Supervisor of the Central Sterilization Central of the Ramón y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, participated in the Round Table "Actualidad en Esterilización" (sterilization today) organized within the XX National and IX International Congress of the Spanish Society of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Hygiene held in Madrid. Mercedes delighted us with a very interesting talk entitled "The setting up and preparation: those largely forgotten tasks in the Sterilization", that served to launch officially, a manual of the same title, that gathers all her experience as an instrumentalist nurse during more than 30 years, mainly in the specialties of traumatology and urology of the H.U. Ramón y Cajal.
This book, the fruit of many hours of dedication and personal effort, saw the light in this Congress and has had the support of the Preventive Medicine Service of the hospital itself, especially Dr. Jesús Aranaz. With a multitude of images and simple texts, this manual will form part of the basic bibliographic resources of any Medical Device Reprocessing Unit and, from now on, of any training seminar related to RUMED. The author has decided to publicly disseminate its content so that it can reach all workers in these departments.
Mercedes, thank you very much for all your work and generosity in favor of the diffusion of the Sterilization Sciences!