terminal disinfection


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disinfection

 [dis″in-fek´shun]
the act of disinfecting, using specialized cleansing techniques that destroy or prevent growth of organisms capable of infection.
terminal disinfection disinfection of a sick room and its contents at the termination of a disease.

ter·mi·nal dis·in·fec·tion

application of disinfective measures after the patient has been removed, for example, by death, or has ceased to be a source of infection.

ter·mi·nal dis·in·fec·tion

(tĕr'mi-năl dis-in-fek'shŭn)
Application of disinfective measures after the patient has been removed, e.g., by death, or has ceased to be a source of infection.

disinfection

the act of disinfecting.

terminal disinfection
disinfection of a loose box or cage and its contents at the termination of a disease.
disinfection time
the time required for a disinfectant to achieve its maximum effect. It is influenced by the material being disinfected, the agent's targets and potency of the disinfectant.
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Disinfection options include both Bio-Intervention-provided disinfection services, performed by certified Bio-Intervention technicians, as well as a comprehensive Bio-Intervention Terminal Disinfection ToolKit, created for use by a facility's own in-house staff.
Bio-Intervention Specialists is now offering the "Bio-Intervention Terminal Disinfection Toolkit[TM]" to address all of the variables contributing to ineffective terminal disinfections.
Adding TRU-D to the environmental services frontline at any hospital helps eliminate human error and takes the guesswork out of complete terminal disinfection of patient areas," said Chuck Dunn, president of TRU-D LLC.
This is a new and highly valuable component for hospitals using TRU-D, as it allows a faster turnaround of patient areas without loss of confidence in complete terminal disinfection.

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