recontamination


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recontamination

(rē″kŏn-tăm″ĭ-nā′shŭn)
The contamination of a recently disinfected or sterilized instrument before its use in patient care. It may result from inadequate packaging or mishandling of instruments after they have been rid of microorganisms.
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Over half (52%) of respondents reported storing filtered water for 2 or more days, indicating the potential for recontamination during storage.
This cuts down on costly parts handling while substantially reducing the risk of component damage and recontamination as a result of handling processes--and not least, the number of transport baskets required is drastically lowered.
For this reason, the WHO and UNICEF suggests a point-of-use water treatment system to eliminate the risk of recontamination from manual handling and improper sanitation.
The contaminated utility glove would then serve as a reservoir for bacteria, causing the recontamination of DHCP's hands with each subsequent use.
Improper storage can lead to recontamination of disinfected probes.
The cholera treatment tents fail to adequately withstand the Haitian climate and rely on manual sewage collection that risks human exposure and recontamination of the water table.
We will monitor the site on a daily basis, since there remains a risk of recontamination during the demolition of the factory.
This prevents recontamination or absorption of unwanted substances such as oxygen.
Because of such low concentration, it is impractical to remove these trace elements and even if one does so successfully, subsequent handling can reintroduce the elements through recontamination.
The results of the present study revealed a high post-collection recontamination of water associated with mishandling and improper storage.