PMID: 6591Jun 1, 1976

The cleaning and disinfection by heat of bedpans in automatic and semi-automatic machines

The Journal of Hygiene
A B Mostafa, K F Chackett

Abstract

This work is concerned with the cleaning and disinfection by heat of stainless-steel and polypropylene bedpans, which had been soiled with either a biological contaminant, human serum albumin (HSA) labelled with technetium-99m 99m(Tc), or a bacteriological contaminant, streptococcus faecalis mixed with Tc-labelled HSA. Results of cleaning and disinfection achieved with a Test Machine and those achieved by procedures adopted in eight different wards of a general hospital are reported. Bedpan washers installed in wards were found to be less efficient than the Test Machine, at least partly because of inadequate maintenance. Stainless-steel and polypropylene bedpans gave essentially the same results.

References

Nov 1, 1975·The International Journal of Applied Radiation and Isotopes·A B Mostafa, K F Chackett
Sep 1, 1974·Journal of Clinical Pathology·G A AyliffeC E Deverill
Sep 1, 1968·The Journal of Applied Bacteriology·M S FaveroR W Edwards
Mar 21, 1959·Lancet·E M DARMADYP E VERDON
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Citations

Oct 1, 1976·The Journal of Hygiene·A B MostafaC E Deverill
Nov 1, 1990·The Journal of Hospital Infection·C BlockE Rubenstein
Feb 1, 1989·The Journal of Hospital Infection·M WalderB Nilsson

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