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Document ID (ISN)53390
CIS number 90-579
ISSN - Serial title 0720-3977 - Krankenhaustechnik
Year 1989
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jungwirth H.
Title Residues on thermally unstable materials - Ethylene oxide, a danger to the patient and to personnel
Original title Rückstände auf thermolabilen Materialien - Ethylenoxid, eine Gefahr für Patient und Personal [in German]
Bibliographic information Oct. 1989, Vol.15, No.10, p.42-44. Illus.
Abstract Disinfection of plastic hospital equipment (e.g. endoscopes) with ethylene oxide does not always remove all pathogens. In addition, residual concentrations of ethylene oxide far in excess of the recommended value may remain on the equipment, as is shown by several examples. Therefore, it is recommended to sterilise plastic equipment using high-energy radiation.
Descriptors (primary) disinfection of equipment; plastics; hospitals; health services; ethylene oxide
Descriptors (secondary) infection control
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Ethylene oxide