Disinfection and Sterilization
Disinfection and Sterilization are the most common decontamination process, where the disinfection is used to remove or reduces the pathogens from the objects or surfaces, and sterilization is process of killing the microbes, spores and pathogens. Disinfectant types includes alcohols, aldehydes, air disinfectants, phenolic and oxidizing agents are used to decontaminate the surfaces and, sterilizations varieties includes steam, heat, chemical sterilization, radiation sterilization, and sterile filtration are used for medicine, food and surgical instruments. Most of adherence to strict recommendation of these methods can reduce the infections related to with contaminated things of patients or food processing.
· Infection Control in Clinical Practice
· Droplet Precautions
· Contact Precautions
· Transmission-Based Precautions
· Standard & Catheter Precautions
· Long-term Care Facilities