Infection control: the role of disinfection and sterilization.

  title={Infection control: the role of disinfection and sterilization.},
  author={William A. Rutala and David J. Weber},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  volume={43 Suppl},
Many articles that document infections after improper decontamination of patient-care items have emphasized the necessity for appropriate disinfection and sterilization procedures. This paper provides recommendations on the preferred method for disinfection and sterilization of patient-care items based on the intended use of the item (i.e., critical, semicritical, noncritical). The chemical disinfectants recommended for patient-care items and instruments include glutaraldehyde, hydrogen… CONTINUE READING