Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare
(Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials)
Walker, Jimmy (EDT)
Woodhead Pub Ltd 2019/11
571 p. 22 cm
Expanded to include new information on behavioral principles in decontamination, control of microbiological problems, waterborne microorganisms, pseudomonas and the decontamination of laundry.
Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, Second Edition, enables users to obtain detailed knowledge of decontamination practices in healthcare settings, including surfaces, devices, clothing and people, with a specific focus on hospitals and dental clinics.
Table of Contents
1. The importance of decontamination in hospitals and healthcare 2. The history of decontamination in hospitals 3. Quality and supply of water used in hospitals 4. Control of Legionella in hosptial potable water systems 5. Waterborne transmission of Pseudomonas aeruginosa 6 Mycobacteria chimaera infections and their transmission from heater-cooler units 7 Decontamination of hand washbasins and traps in hospitals 8 Infection control in Europe 9 The role of the nurse in decontamination 10 The role of protective clothing in healthcare and its decontamination 11 Cleaning and decontamination of the healthcare environment 12 Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals 13 The role of antimicrobial surfaces in hospitals to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) 14 Use of gaseous decontamination technologies for wards and isolation rooms in hospitals and healthcare settings 15 An overview of automated room disinfection systems: When to use them and how to choose them 16 Testing strategies and international standards for disinfectants 17 The role of standards in decontamination 18 Decontamination of prions 19 Decontamination of dental devices in the hospital and general dental practice setting 20 An overview of current surgical instrument and other medical device decontamination practices 21 Efficacy of current and novel cleaning technologies (ProReveal) for assessing protein contamination on surgical instruments 22 Decontamination of flexible endoscopes 23 Sterilization of flexible endoscopes 24 Future trends in decontamination in hospitals and healthcare