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Book - Standards and Recommendations Fifth Edition - Digital

Written by practitioners for practitioners, this is the essential reference tool for all theatre departments.

The fifth edition of AfPP’s benchmark publication has been revised and updated for 2022, providing comprehensive guidance on evidence-based best practice and minimising risk in and around the operating theatre.

The online version will be updated quarterly so you’ll always have access to the most up-to-date standards and recommendations!

Topics include:

  • Legal and Ethical
  • Risk Management
  • Management of Human Resources and Human Factors
  • Perioperative Education, Training and Competencies
  • Infection Prevention and Control
  • Decontamination of Medical Devices (Surgical Instruments)
  • Principles of Anaesthetics
  • Clinical Effectiveness
  • Clinical Environments


Member: £120

Non member: £150

Members should log in to order online. Non-members can order by calling 01423 881 300.

The above prices include the initial setup of your online login and an annual licence to access the online standards and recommendations for 12 months.

After 12 months, an annual renewal fee will apply to retain your online access.

The renewal fee is £45/year for Members and £60/year for Non members. You will be notified when your renewal date is approaching. If you do not pay the renewal fee, your annual licence and online login will expire.

Discount available for organisational bulk orders

Order five or more online copies for your organisation to qualify for a discount. You could save up to 25%!

Contact us at or on 01423 881 300 for more information on bulk order discounts.

Terms and Conditions

By purchasing this publication, you are accepting the Licence Agreement for Digital Use of AfPP’s Standards and Recommendations for Safe Perioperative Practice 2022.

Please read the full Terms and Conditions before purchase.

After ordering, it may take up to three working days to receive your licence and login.

Note: For individual’s purchasing their own online licence, we recommend using a personal email address rather than a work email. A £22.50 admin fee is applied when changing a login email. Using a personal email will ensure you retain access to your account, without any admin fees, if you move to a new organisation.

Price details

£ 120.00

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