Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals

E.S. Gilchrist, P. 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 United Kingdom 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
EditorsJimmy Walker
Place of PublicationCambridge
PublisherWoodhead Publishing
Chapter12
Pages241-258
Number of pages18
Edition2nd
ISBN (Electronic) 9780081025666
ISBN (Print)9780081025659
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Nov 2019

Publication series

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

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Gilchrist, E. S., & Collier, P. J. (2019). Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals. In J. Walker (Ed.), Decontamination in hospitals and healthcare (2nd ed., pp. 241-258). (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials). Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102565-9.00012-1
Gilchrist, E.S. ; Collier, P. J. / Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals. Decontamination in hospitals and healthcare. editor / Jimmy Walker. 2nd. ed. Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, 2019. pp. 241-258 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials).
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Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals. / Gilchrist, E.S.; Collier, P. J.

Decontamination in hospitals and healthcare. ed. / Jimmy Walker. 2nd. ed. Cambridge : Woodhead Publishing, 2019. p. 241-258 (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials).

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Gilchrist ES, Collier PJ. Biocides and decontamination agents including sporicides for decontamination in hospitals. In Walker J, editor, Decontamination in hospitals and healthcare. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing. 2019. p. 241-258. (Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomaterials). https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-08-102565-9.00012-1