Sharon Moss, National Sterilising Services Manager, Southern Cross Health, Christchurch based


The content of the library is only available to members.

Available for borrowing:

  • Sterilization – A view for insiders
  • Old Dogs & New Tricks – Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Sterilization – A view for insiders
  • Old Dogs & New Tricks -Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
  • Manual Handling

Available for research questions but not for borrowing:

  • Introduction to sterilization & disinfection – Joan F Gardner & Margaret M Peel. Publisher: Churchill Livingstone 1986
  • The Becton, Dickinson Lectures on sterilization – The curriculum in Bacteriology at Seton Hall College of Medicine & Dentistry. Presented during the academic years 1957 – 1959
  • EO Training manual – Mermed Australia Pty Ltd 1992
Standards and guidelines

The NZSSA library has the full suite of normative reference standards as listed in AS/NZS 4187, Section 1, Clause 1.3 Normative References. While the document is not able to be lent due to copyright, the librarian is very happy to provide information contained in the standards to answer any question you have. Just email Sue and ask for assistance!

  • AS/NZS 4187:2014 +A1 & A2 – Reprocessing of reusable medical devices in health service organisations
  • Creutzfeldt – Jacob Disease & other Human Transmissible Spongiform Encephalopathies. Guidelines on patient management & infection control National Health & Medical Research Council 1996
  • Standard for the operation of sterile supply/services in health care facilities. National Co-ordinating Committee on Therapeutic Goods 1995
  • Safe use of Ethylene Oxide in Sterilization/Fumigation processes Worksafe Australia 1992
  • NSW Infection Control Policy for HIV, AIDs & Associated Conditions AIDs bureau 1992
  • Hospital Acquired Infections: guidelines to laboratory methods World Health Organisation 1978

Tattooist Poster_ Steps to sterilization click here if you require one you can download it and use it as a resource.