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Disinfection and Sterilisation of Medical Supplies and Equipment

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dc.contributor.author Skeet, Muriel
dc.contributor.author Fear, David
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-09T01:40:38Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-09T01:40:38Z
dc.date.issued 1995
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12091/235
dc.description.abstract Disinfection is recommended for equipment that is not intended for piercing the skin, or touching open wounds. Disinfected equipment may safely be in contact with the intact skin and mucous membranes of the body. Equipment which is to be disinfected includes items such as linen, bedpans, crockery, instruments, tongue depressors, etc. Sterilisation is recommended for all items penetrating the skin or which will be in contact with broken skin and mucous membranes or entering otherwise sterile body areas. This includes equipment such as surgical instruments, implants, dressings, gowns, catheters, wound irrigation fluids, syringes, needles and other items which may pierce the skin or be in contact with open wounds. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher VSO en_US
dc.subject Disinfection en_US
dc.subject Setrilization en_US
dc.title Disinfection and Sterilisation of Medical Supplies and Equipment en_US
dc.type Book chapter en_US


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