Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals

E.S. Gilchrist, Phillip J. Collier

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Abstract

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
Pages325-345
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9780857096692
ISBN (Print)9780857096579
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameWoodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Number62
ISSN (Print)2049-9485
ISSN (Electronic)2049-9493

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Gilchrist, E. S., & Collier, P. J. (2014). Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals. In J. T. Walker (Ed.), Decontamination in hospitals and healthcare (pp. 325-345). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials; No. 62). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1533/9780857096692.2.325