Sterilization and Disinfection Strategies Used in Hospitals

  • Martin S. Favero


The purpose of this paper is to discuss the science and art of sterilization and disinfection practices in health care facilities in the United States. In addition, the most current procedures that are used to test germicidal efficacy will be discussed.


Health Care Facility Medical Device Bacterial Spore Germicidal Efficacy Sterilization Process 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin S. Favero
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  1. 1.Centers for Disease ControlAtlantaUSA

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