Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals

E.S. Gilchrist, P. J. Collier

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    This chapter addresses the role of microbicides (biocides) in the decontamination and disinfection of clinical instruments and clinical environments. The chapter investigates the current advice given to and by local NHS trusts in the UK and the role of governmental and European Union regulation in the testing and use of such biocides. The chapter also outlines a set of principles designed to allow the infection control practitioner to identify suitable biocides for use in varying clinical situations.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDecontamination in hospitals and healthcare
    EditorsJ. T. Walker
    Place of PublicationCambridge
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing
    Number of pages21
    ISBN (Electronic)9780857096692
    ISBN (Print)9780857096579
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Publication series

    NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
    PublisherWoodhead Publishing
    ISSN (Print)2049-9485
    ISSN (Electronic)2049-9493


    • Decontamination
    • Disinfection
    • Clinical
    • Environmental
    • Microbicides


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