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Patient Environment Action Team

A team which undertakes peer reviews of NHS trusts’ compliance with UK Department of Health standards across a range of parameters, including food, cleanliness, infection control and patient environment (bathrooms, décor, lighting, patient areas). PEATs include people from outside the trust (e.g., from infection control), personnel and patient representatives, and provide a local “snapshot” of the hospital environment on the day of the visit. A PEAT report is produced after each site visit, and may include an action plan if the required standards are not being met.


an accumulation of dead plant material formed in wet conditions in bogs or fens in the absence of oxygen so that decomposition is incomplete. It is usually acidic.


n in balneotherapy, a mossy plant substance used in baths and peloids. An antiinflammatory, antimicrobial, antineoplastic, antiviral substance, the effects of which include immunological stimulation, increased metabolism, and vessel dilation. See also balneotherapy and peloid.

peat, peat moss

used as bedding for housed cattle and horses and is very absorbent of water.

peat scours
chronic diarrhea in ruminants grazing pasture on peat-derived soils low in copper and/or high in molybdenum. See also copper nutritional deficiency, molybdenum.
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26] study on the number and species of ants in natural peat soil and oil palm plantations in Riau showed that there were a decline in the number of individuals and the number of ant species due to natural peat land conversion to oil palm plantation (palm stand age of one year old).
The study results showed that, in general, the spatial distribution of forest site types is not determined by soil groups, except dry forest ecosystems, where Cladinosocallunosa, Vacciniosa and Myrtillosa are closely related to Arenosols, Hylocomiosa to Albeluvisols, Aegopodiosa to Luvisols, and all of the investigated forest site types on wet and drained peat soil are related to Histosols.
However, it seems to prefer fertile substrate as the most gametophytes developed in the mixture of peat soil, farm soil and sand in Experiment II.
Hence, this study focuses on the impacts of oil palm cultivation as a form of land use activities on the physical and chemical parameters of the peat soil.
Sporophytes grow fast in peat soil, and a bit slower on agar or in (nutrient) water (n > 100).
While soil type significantly influences indigenous microflora, peat soils are generally abundant in actinomycetes (Table 2) (Rao& subrahmanyan 1929).
Clwyd Powys Archeological Trust found a Roman bath house, leather, and wooden pillars preserved in the peat soil in the area.
Hawke and Newman (2004) used radiocarbon dating to show that net retention of seabird N and (especially) P in a peat soil is very low.
Based on physical properties and chemical properties, peat soil has limited ability for plant growth [19].
Photo: Wide treads and single front wheel of 1916 Yuba tractor made it easy to drive over spongy peat soil of the Delta