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 dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)|
Table of ContentsTable of Contents
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