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Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare. Edition No. 2. Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials

  • ID: 4772094
  • Book
  • 750 Pages
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
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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.

  • Offers in-depth coverage of all aspects of decontamination in healthcare
  • Examines the decontamination of surgical equipment and endoscopes
  • Expanded to include new information on behavioral principles in decontamination, control of microbiological problems, waterborne microorganisms, pseudomonas and the decontamination of laundry
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Part 1 Fundamentals of decontamination in hospitals and healthcare 1. The importance of decontamination in hospitals and healthcare 2. The history of decontamination in hospitals 3. The Role of Standards in decontamination of surgical instruments 4. The importance of behavioural principals in decontamination in europe 5. Future trends in decontamination in hospitals and healthcare

Part 2 Decontamination practices in hospitals and healthcare 6. Decontamination in dental hospitals and the high street 7. The role of the nurse in decontamination 8. Decontamination of hand wash basins and traps in hospitals 9. Microbiological problems and their control in heater coolers 10. Review of waterborne microorganisms and their control in hospitals 11. Pseudomonas aeruginosa and their control in hospitals 12. The role of antimicrobial surfaces in hospitals to reduce hospital-acquired infections (HAI) 13. Provision and supply of water for healthcare purposes 14. Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospital 15. Decontamination of prions 16. Cleaning and decontamination of the healthcare environment 17. The role of protective clothing in healthcare and its decontamination 18. A review of the current non-touch room decontamination technologies used for the decontamination in hospitals 19. New technologies to control the presence of microorganisms in hospitals 20. Testing strategies and international standards for disinfectants 21. Decontamination of laundry

Part 3 Decontamination of surgical instruments and endoscopes 22. An overview of current decontamination practices for surgical instruments and medical devices 23. Review of current and novel cleaning technologies for assessing protein contamination on surgical instruments 24. Decontamination of flexible endoscopes 25. Sterilisation of flexible endoscopes

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Walker, Jimmy
Dr Jimmy Walker worked as a Scientific Leader in water microbiology and decontamination at Public Health England (PHE), Porton UK. He has 30 years' experience in public health microbiology with an extensive publication record, and regularly attended national and international scientific conferences. His particular interests were the presence of opportunistic pathogens in hospital water systems and advised hospitals on incidents and outbreaks associated with waterborne pathogens such as Legionella spp., Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Mycobacteria spp. He worked closely with the Department of Health (DH England) and Health and Safety Executive in writing and developing national and international guidance on the microbiology of water and decontamination in healthcare.
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