Concise, practical guide for everyone involved in the control of hospital infection. Features: * Key information at your fingertips: Concise information is easy to find - now includes references and index. * Completely revised, expanded and updated to reflect changes in new chemical disinfectants. * Reviews the range of new disinfectants used for endoscope reprocessing. New for this edition: * For the first time, includes thermal disinfection applications of washer-disinfectors and healthcare laundry. * Covers new safety regulations. * Reviews new European disinfectant tests. * Outlines the properties of both established and new disinfectants, * Covers the use of disinfectants against the range of healthcare-associated pathogens.