Use of Biocidal Surfaces for Reduction of Healthcare Acquired Infections

Editors: Borkow, Gadi (Ed.)

  • A “must read” by all infection control officers determined to protect their patients from infections
  • The Book reviews and discusses “out of the box" measures to fight Healthcare Acquired Infections (HAI)
  • The Book describes how using self-sterilizing surfaces can fight HAI, including those caused by antibiotic resistant pathogens
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About this book

The notion that contaminated environments in hospital settings significantly contribute to the risk of an individual acquiring an infection while hospitalized is continuously gaining recognition by the medical community. There is a clear correlation between the environmental bioburden present in a clinical setting and the risk of patients acquiring an infection. Thus using self-disinfecting surfaces can be a very important adjunct in the fight against nosocomial pathogens.

This book reviews the increasing evidence that contaminated non-intrusive soft and hard surfaces located in the clinical surroundings are a source of nosocomial pathogens and focuses on the utility of copper containing materials in reducing bioburden and fighting hospital acquired infections. It also reviews other biocidal surface alternatives and the economics of using biocidal surfaces in a hospital environment. Finally, it discusses the pros and cons of existent disinfection modalities other than biocidal surfaces.

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“This book focuses primarily on a relatively novel approach to reducing HAIs through the use of biocidal surfaces in healthcare facilities. … This book may be of interest to infection preventionists, hospital epidemiologists, quality management personnel, or any other members of the healthcare team, including hospital administrators, whose decisions may impact the rate of HAIs.” (Farrin A. Manian, Doody’s Book Reviews, February, 2015)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Preface

    Borkow, Gadi

    Pages 1-6

  • Survival of Microorganisms on Inanimate Surfaces

    Kramer, Axel (et al.)

    Pages 7-26

  • The Role of Contaminated Surfaces in the Transmission of Nosocomial Pathogens

    Otter, Jonathan A. (et al.)

    Pages 27-58

  • Role of the Microbial Burden in the Acquisition and Control of Healthcare Associated Infections: The Utility of Solid Copper Surfaces

    Schmidt, Michael G. (et al.)

    Pages 59-83

  • Biocidal Hard and Soft Surfaces Containing Copper Oxide Particles for the Reduction of Healthcare-Acquired Pathogens

    Borkow, Gadi

    Pages 85-101

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08057-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-08056-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
price for USA
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 4, 2016
  • ISBN 978-3-319-35255-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Use of Biocidal Surfaces for Reduction of Healthcare Acquired Infections
Editors
  • Gadi Borkow
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-08057-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-08057-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-08056-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35255-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 215
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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