decontamination

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de·con·tam·i·nate

 (dē′kən-tăm′ə-nāt′)
tr.v. de·con·tam·i·nat·ed, de·con·tam·i·nat·ing, de·con·tam·i·nates
1. To eliminate contamination in.
2. To make safe by eliminating poisonous or otherwise harmful substances, such as noxious chemicals or radioactive material.

de′con·tam′i·nant (-nənt) n.
de′con·tam′i·na′tion n.
de′con·tam′i·na′tor n.

decontamination

The process of making any person, object, or area safe by absorbing, destroying, neutralizing, making harmless, or removing chemical or biological agents, or by removing radioactive material clinging to or around it.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.decontamination - the removal of contaminantsdecontamination - the removal of contaminants    
remotion, removal - the act of removing; "he had surgery for the removal of a malignancy"
contamination, pollution - the act of contaminating or polluting; including (either intentionally or accidentally) unwanted substances or factors
Translations

decontamination

[ˈdiːkənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən] Ndescontaminación f

decontamination

[ˌdiːkənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃən] n [person, place] → décontamination f

decontamination

nEntgiftung f, → Dekontamination f; (from radioactivity) → Entseuchung f, → Dekontamination f

decontamination

[ˌdiːkənˌtæmɪˈneɪʃn] ndecontaminazione f

de·con·tam·i·na·tion

n. descontaminación, proceso de librar el ambiente, objetos o personas de sustancias o agentes contaminados o nocivos tales como sustancias radioactivas.
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It describes the skills required for levels 2+3 on the Career Framework outlined by Skills for Health and details the role of the healthcare assistant, reflective practice, accountability and delegation, protocols, patient communication, assertiveness skills, confidentiality, consent, record keeping, health promotion, and core skills related to hand decontamination, physiological measurements, blood pressure, the heart and electrocardiographs, venipuncture, lung function and disease, kidney function and urinalysis, wound care, and chaperoning.
The author recommended at least a four minute brushed scrub with povidine iodine as an important factor for hand decontamination before surgery.
Professional advice is that soap and water remains the method of choice for hand decontamination in the workplace.