Antisepsis, Disinfection, and Sterilization

Antisepsis, Disinfection, and Sterilization

by Gerald E. McDonnell

Paperback

$119.95

Temporarily Out of Stock Online

Eligible for FREE SHIPPING

Overview

Antisepsis, Disinfection, and Sterilization by Gerald E. McDonnell

An examination of the various chemical and physical antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods used for infection prevention and contamination control.
• Presents a comprehensive review of the various chemical and physical antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods, including types, practical uses, the spectrum of activity, advantages, disadvantages, and modes of action.
• Offers background information on microbiology, including a discussion of the spectrum of action, determination of efficacy, and common variables that affect the performance of antisepsis, disinfection, and sterilization methods.
• Covers the mechanisms of action of biocides in four general groups: oxidizing agents, cross-linking agents, action by transfer of energy, and other structure-disrupting agents.
• Explores the demonstrated natural and acquired mechanisms that microorganisms employ to resist the biocidal effects of chemical and physical processes.
• Serves as a reference for microbiologists, chemists, facilities managers, health care professionals, infection and contamination control practitioners, application engineers, and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555819019
Publisher: ASM Press
Publication date: 02/27/2007
Pages: 361
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Physical Disinfection
3. Chemical Disinfection
4. Antiseptics and Antisepsis
5. Physical Sterilization
6. Chemical Sterilization
7. Mechanisms of Action
8. Mechanisms of Microbial Resistance

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews