A practical guide to decontamination in healthcare / Gerald McDonnell, Denise Sheard.
By: McDonnell, Gerald E.
Contributor(s): Sheard, Denise.Material type: BookPublisher: 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
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.
Light, radiation and the electromagnetic spectrum.
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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