terminal disinfection


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terminal disinfection

[¦tərm·ən·əl ‚dis·in′fek·shən]
(microbiology)
The disinfection of sickrooms occupied by patients suffering from contagious disease.
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We have been pleased about these exclusive opportunities to discuss Electro-BioCide and the Bio-Intervention Terminal Disinfection ToolKit with leading industry experts and are encouraged by the attention being given to new disinfection options within healthcare," said Boyer.
Obviously, much more sophisticated and effective methods of terminal disinfection are required to protect patients and address today's health care facility infection challenges," said Dan Perlman, MD, a board-certified physician in infectious diseases and an advisor to Bio-Intervention Specialists[TM], a Colorado-based company employing the newest technology to improve disinfection protocols at hospitals and long-term care facilities.
One recent study found an 89 percent decrease in the prevalence of rooms with Clostridium difficile cultures following enhanced daily and terminal disinfection with bleach wipes using a dedicated EVS team followed by the use of a UV device.

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