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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This outbreak persisted despite isolation precautions, patient and staff cohorting, environmen-tal decontamination, terminal disinfection and hydro-gen peroxide treatment of the unit.
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.
We decided to use it for terminal disinfection on discharge for rooms of patients that had been identified with Clostridium difficile.

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