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dc.contributor.authorLaird, Katie
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Lucy
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-17T14:43:31Z
dc.date.available2020-02-17T14:43:31Z
dc.date.issued2019-11-25
dc.identifier.citationLaird, K. and Owen, L. (2020) The role of protective clothing in healthcare and its decontamination. In: Walker, J.T. (ed.) Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare. 2nd ed. Cambridge: Woodhead Publishing. pp. 209-226.en
dc.identifier.isbn9780081025659
dc.identifier.urihttps://dora.dmu.ac.uk/handle/2086/19193
dc.description.abstractHealthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are a significant cause of morbidity and mortality and pose a major economic burden. Infection control is therefore important in healthcare environments to minimize the transmission of microorganisms. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is used to provide protection to both wearer and patient from contaminants in a healthcare setting. Reusable PPE such as healthcare worker uniforms are common; however microorganisms are able to survive on textiles for days, indicating that insufficient decontamination of reusable clothing could transmit HAIs. Adequate laundering of reusable items is therefore a necessary infection control measure. Antimicrobial coatings offer a potential solution to the contamination of reusable textile items. However, research is needed to validate their efficacy in healthcare settings and assurances of their durability are needed to support their use for infection control purposes.en
dc.publisherWoodhead Publishingen
dc.subjectPersonal protective equipment (PPE)en
dc.subjectDecontaminationen
dc.subjectUniformsen
dc.subjectLaunderingen
dc.subjectReusableen
dc.subjectDisposableen
dc.subjectHealthcareen
dc.titleThe role of protective clothing in healthcare and its 
decontaminationen
dc.typeBook chapteren
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-08-102565-9.00010-8
dc.funderNo external funderen
dc.cclicenceN/Aen
dc.date.acceptance2019-08-29
dc.researchinstituteLeicester Institute for Pharmaceutical Innovation - From Molecules to Practice (LIPI)en


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