A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare

A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare

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Prevention is the first line of defence in the fight against infection. As antibiotics and other antimicrobials encounter increasing reports of microbial resistance, the field of decontamination science is undergoing a major revival. A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare is a comprehensive training manual, providing practical guidance on all aspects of decontamination including: microbiology and infection control; regulations and standards; containment, transportation, handling, cleaning, disinfection and sterilization of patient used devices; surgical instrumentation; endoscopes; and quality management systems. Written by highly experienced professionals, A Practical Guide to Decontaminationin Healthcare comprises a systematic review of decontamination methods, with uses and advantages outlined for each. Up-to-date regulations, standards and guidelines are incorporated throughout, to better equip healthcare professionals with the information they need to meet the technical and operational challenges of medical decontamination. A Practical Guide to Decontaminationin Healthcare is an important new volume on state-of-the-art decontamination processes and a key reference source for all healthcare professionals working in infectious diseases, infection control/prevention and decontamination services.A biopsy may be performed in a theatre, clinic or doctora#39;s surgery by needle aspiration, or a suspected lump of tissue may be partially ... During a routine procedure, a dentist uses a drill, air abrasion instrument or laser to remove the decayed areas of the tooth. Once the decay has been removed, the tooth is prepared for filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris, and then restored using a a€œfillinga€.

Title:A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare
Author: Gerald McDonnell, Denise Sheard
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2012-05-17

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