ISBN-10:
1444330136
ISBN-13:
9781444330137
Pub. Date:
07/31/2012
Publisher:
Wiley
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare / Edition 1

A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare / Edition 1

by Gerald McDonnell, Denise Sheard

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ISBN-13: 9781444330137
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/31/2012
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Gerald McDonnell, STERIS Limited, Basingstoke, UK

Denise Sheard, Sterile Services Training Consultant, CapeTown, South Africa

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Table of Contents

Foreword vi

Glossary of terms vii

Acknowledgements xiii

1 Introduction 1

2 Basic anatomy physiology and biochemistry 18

3 Medical and surgical procedures and facilities 52

4 Instrumentation 70

5 Microbiology and infection control/prevention 101

6 Chemistry and physics 130

7 Post-procedure handling containment and transport 158

8 Cleaning 173

9 Disinfection 219

10 Inspection packaging and loading for sterilization 259

11 Sterilization 291

12 Storage and distribution 360

13 Safety 370

14 Management principles 390

15 Special interest topics 418

Index 437

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