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A practical guide to decontamination in healthcare / Gerald McDonnell, Denise Sheard.

By: McDonnell, Gerald E.
Contributor(s): Sheard, Denise.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012Description: 1 online resource.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781118321324; 1118321324; 9781118321287; 1118321286.Subject(s): Infection -- Prevention | Hospital buildings -- Disinfection | Disinfection and disinfectants | Sterilization | MEDICAL -- Epidemiology | MEDICAL -- Health Risk Assessment | Disinfection and disinfectants | Hospital buildings -- Disinfection | Infection -- Prevention | SterilizationGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare.DDC classification: 614.4/8 Online resources: Wiley Online Library
Contents:
A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare; Contents; Foreword; Glossary of terms; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; What is decontamination?; A brief history of decontamination; Goals of decontamination and the Spaulding classification; The decontamination process; The design of a decontamination area; Where to start; 2 Basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry; Introduction; Anatomy terminology; The anatomical systems of the human body; Cardiovascular; Digestive; Endocrine; Integumentary; Lymphatic; Muscular; Nervous; Reproductive; Respiratory; Skeletal (including dental); Urinary.
Additional structures3 Medical and surgical procedures and facilities; Introduction; Procedures and techniques; Medical disciplines and common procedures; The medical team; Types of medical disciplines; Medical and diagnostic equipment; Surgical procedures; Surgical team members; Surgical techniques; Surgical disciplines and common procedures; Introduction to endoscopic procedures; The operating/procedure room; Operating room set-up; Principles of aseptic (or "sterile") technique; 4 Instrumentation; Introduction; Single-use and re-use instrumentation definition.
Materials used in the manufacture of instrumentsDevice manufacturers and suppliers; Introduction and quality standards; Manufacturing process; Instrument marking; Surgical instrument types and descriptions; Basic, everyday instruments; Instrument classification; Instruments for cutting and dissecting; Instruments used for grasping and holding; Instruments used for clamping and occluding; Instruments used for exposing and retracting; Instruments used for suturing or stapling; Instruments used for general viewing; Instruments used for suction and aspiration; Instruments used for dilation.
Instruments used for measuring or positioningPowered instruments/tools; Other miscellaneous surgical instruments; Microsurgery; Robotic surgery; Devices used in dental surgery; Tattooing; Endoscopy; Miscellaneous devices used medically; Blood pressure (BP) monitors; Reflex hammer; Medical thermometers; Stethoscopes; 5 Microbiology and infection control/prevention; Introduction; Microorganism types; The microbial world: an introduction; Prions and other infectious proteins; Viruses; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Helminths; An introduction to infection prevention and control.
Microorganisms are everywhereSources of contamination; The role of infection prevention and control; Infection control and prevention strategies; Reprocessing role in infection control and prevention; 6 Chemistry and physics; Introduction; Solids, liquids, gases and plasmas; Mixtures, formulations and solutions; Weights, measures and other physical considerations; The pH scale: defining acids and bases; Other common chemical measurement methods; An introduction to sampling; Titration; Conductivity; Total dissolved solids; Total organic carbon; Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.
Summary: 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 Decontaminationin 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.
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A Practical Guide to Decontamination in Healthcare; Contents; Foreword; Glossary of terms; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; What is decontamination?; A brief history of decontamination; Goals of decontamination and the Spaulding classification; The decontamination process; The design of a decontamination area; Where to start; 2 Basic anatomy, physiology and biochemistry; Introduction; Anatomy terminology; The anatomical systems of the human body; Cardiovascular; Digestive; Endocrine; Integumentary; Lymphatic; Muscular; Nervous; Reproductive; Respiratory; Skeletal (including dental); Urinary.

Additional structures3 Medical and surgical procedures and facilities; Introduction; Procedures and techniques; Medical disciplines and common procedures; The medical team; Types of medical disciplines; Medical and diagnostic equipment; Surgical procedures; Surgical team members; Surgical techniques; Surgical disciplines and common procedures; Introduction to endoscopic procedures; The operating/procedure room; Operating room set-up; Principles of aseptic (or "sterile") technique; 4 Instrumentation; Introduction; Single-use and re-use instrumentation definition.

Materials used in the manufacture of instrumentsDevice manufacturers and suppliers; Introduction and quality standards; Manufacturing process; Instrument marking; Surgical instrument types and descriptions; Basic, everyday instruments; Instrument classification; Instruments for cutting and dissecting; Instruments used for grasping and holding; Instruments used for clamping and occluding; Instruments used for exposing and retracting; Instruments used for suturing or stapling; Instruments used for general viewing; Instruments used for suction and aspiration; Instruments used for dilation.

Instruments used for measuring or positioningPowered instruments/tools; Other miscellaneous surgical instruments; Microsurgery; Robotic surgery; Devices used in dental surgery; Tattooing; Endoscopy; Miscellaneous devices used medically; Blood pressure (BP) monitors; Reflex hammer; Medical thermometers; Stethoscopes; 5 Microbiology and infection control/prevention; Introduction; Microorganism types; The microbial world: an introduction; Prions and other infectious proteins; Viruses; Bacteria; Fungi; Protozoa; Helminths; An introduction to infection prevention and control.

Microorganisms are everywhereSources of contamination; The role of infection prevention and control; Infection control and prevention strategies; Reprocessing role in infection control and prevention; 6 Chemistry and physics; Introduction; Solids, liquids, gases and plasmas; Mixtures, formulations and solutions; Weights, measures and other physical considerations; The pH scale: defining acids and bases; Other common chemical measurement methods; An introduction to sampling; Titration; Conductivity; Total dissolved solids; Total organic carbon; Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry.

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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 Decontaminationin 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.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

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