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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.

peat

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.

peat,

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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In sandy loam soil the vibration near the source is higher than in peat soil but lower than in the clay.
Forest site types on wet peat and drained peat soil are related to Histosols, because, as already described before, their determination criteria are similar.
At the farthest distance from the pollution source peak amounts of strontium, barium, titanium, manganese (in observation plots I and II 1050 [+ or -] 25 mg/kg and 1100 [+ or -] 50 mg/kg correspondingly) were found in the upper 10 cm layer of peat soil.
A total of three filamentous fungi were isolated from peat soil of animal agricultural farm.
While soil type significantly influences indigenous microflora, peat soils are generally abundant in actinomycetes (Table 2) (Rao& subrahmanyan 1929).
Nitrogen inventories from the present study encompassed those from a seabird colony on peat soils (1.
Peat soil ecosystems are found to be the best habitats for a large number of organisms from all domains of life including archaea, bacteria, fungi, protists, plants and animals[1].
Photo: Wide treads and single front wheel of 1916 Yuba tractor made it easy to drive over spongy peat soil of the Delta
Metshallitus Forestry to request bids on mineral soils in fertilizers forest areas in Lapland, Ostrobothnia, Kainuu and southern Finland, as well as one to supply a peat soil fertilizers Southern Finland.
In this study, it was also measured some physical and chemical properties of the soil, such as the groundwater table, peat thickness, porosity, volume weight (VW), temperature, water content, pH and levels of C, N, P, K, Ca and Mg in peat soil.
Contract notice: Metshallitus peatlands fertilizers and peat soil fertilizer distribution service contracting in the total procurement (2016).
2] and [3] defined peat soil as a soil that contains at least 65% organic material, is at least 50 cm in depth, covers an area of at least 1 ha and is acidic.