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Short description Healthcare professionals will welcome this important new volume that summarizes state-of-the-art decontamination processes. The authors cover a wide range of practices, from simple cleaning and disinfection all the way to sterilization of devices at large "super-centers" that manage instruments for a variety of hospitals.
From the contents Foreword
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Basic Anatomy, Physiology and Biochemistry
Chapter 3 Medical and Surgical Procedures and Facilities
Chapter 4 Instrumentation
Chapter 5 Microbiology and Infection Control/Prevention
Chapter 6 Chemistry and Physics
Chapter 7 Post-Procedure Handling, Containment and Transport
Chapter 8 Cleaning
Chapter 9 Disinfection
Chapter 10 Inspection, Packaging and Loading for Sterilization