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The Hospital’s Germ Warfare Strategy

Sep. 26, 2021
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For patients and hospital staff, bacteria must be eliminated to prevent the spread of infection. An important example of this is the fight against healthcare-associated infections (HAI), which are infections in hospital patients as a result of hospitalisation. This can be caused by improper equipment, surgical instruments or staff hygiene.

 

Every hospital must have a battle plan to prevent the spread of HAI. A hospital's germ warfare strategy consists of three processes, in the following order: cleaning, disinfection and finally sterilization. Let's look at each of these, from the weakest form of sterilisation (cleaning) to the most serious (sterilisation).

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Cleaning

When we use the term "cleaning" we mean removing all visible dirt, dust or other foreign matter. This means that hospital sterilization equipment that has been cleaned by hand with soap/detergent and water is free of any physical and chemical residues and most micro-organisms.

 

The goal of cleaning is to reduce the bioburden.Bioburden (or initial contamination) is the population of living organisms on materials, instruments, products or packaging.  Depending on where and how the item is used, cleaning may be sufficient to reduce the bioburden, but for most other types of medical equipment, cleaning is only the first step, followed by disinfection alone or disinfection followed by sterilisation. In other words, cleaning is always the first step in the subsequent disinfection and sterilisation of the equipment.

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There are five main reasons why cleaning all hospital sterilization equipment is so important.

It removes any residual blood, pus, dirt or foreign bodies that may cause dangerous complications for the next person using the device for surgery.

It reduces the bioburden.

It takes away the breeding ground for surviving bacteria.

It prevents corrosion of high-precision and expensive tools with precision hinges and pivots.

It ensures the safe transfer of equipment that is to be assembled and packaged for sterilisation or disinfection.

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Disinfection

When we use the term disinfection, we mean the destruction of all nutritional (living) microorganisms without having to kill all bacterial spores, a form of bacteria that is difficult to kill and exists in a hibernating state that can withstand harsh conditions.


Wards may be disinfected with chemicals, while sterilization in hospitals is placed in automatic washing machines (think of a dishwasher as a tool for replacing dishes). Items that come into contact with body fluids or faeces, such as pots and urinals, need to be disinfected in a "washer-disinfector" machine. However, the majority of hospital sterilization needs to be disinfected before it can be sterilised.

 Before and after UVC Deep Ultraviolet Disinfection

Before and after UVC Deep Ultraviolet Disinfection

Sterilization

After our sterilizers used in hospitals has undergone the cleaning and disinfection process, it is time for the final and most serious sterilisation, the sterilisation process: the killing of all micro-organisms, including bacterial spores. The World Health Organisation recommends that all instruments that may come into contact with fluids in the body should be sterilised before use (ibid.).


There are many methods of sterilisation, such as

 

Moist heat

Dry heat

Gas or chemical biocides

Radiation


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