|Document ID (ISN)||53390|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0720-3977 - Krankenhaustechnik
|Convention or series no.
||Residues on thermally unstable materials - Ethylene oxide, a danger to the patient and to personnel
||Rückstände auf thermolabilen Materialien - Ethylenoxid, eine Gefahr für Patient und Personal [in German]|
||Oct. 1989, Vol.15, No.10, p.42-44. Illus.
||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.
||disinfection of equipment; plastics; hospitals; health services; ethylene oxide
||D - Periodical articles
||Commerce, services, offices
|Broad subject area(s)
||Health care services