Textiles for Hygiene and Infection Control - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781845696368, 9780857093707

Textiles for Hygiene and Infection Control

1st Edition

Editors: B J McCarthy
eBook ISBN: 9780857093707
Hardcover ISBN: 9781845696368
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 26th July 2011
Page Count: 240
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Table of Contents

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Woodhead Publishing Series in Textiles

Part I: Design and production techniques for hygiene textiles

Chapter 1: The design of novel hygiene textile products

Abstract:

1.1 Introduction: hygiene products

1.2 Applications of hygiene products

1.3 Key property requirements of hygiene products

1.4 Types of new technology to improve the performance of hygiene products

Chapter 2: Nanotechnology and its application to medical hygiene textiles

Abstract

2.1 Introduction

2.2 Healthcare and life sciences

2.3 Standards and regulations for nanotechnology products

2.4 The global textiles and clothing sectors

Chapter 3: Use of knitted spacer fabrics for hygiene applications

Abstract:

3.1 Introduction: key issues in hygiene and moisture management

3.2 Three-dimensional fabrics: an overview

3.3 Principles of knitting spacer fabrics

3.4 Application of knitted spacer fabrics in hygiene products

3.5 Future trends

Chapter 4: Innovative and sustainable packaging strategies for hygiene products

Abstract:

4.1 Introduction

4.2 Key considerations and drivers for the packaging of hygiene products

4.3 Growing trends and innovation strategies

4.4 Future trends for the hygiene industry

4.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 5: Biodegradable hygiene products

Abstract:

5.1 Introduction

5.2 A classification of sustainable materials according to their ecological footprint

5.3 Criteria for the selection and implementation of sustainable alternative raw materials

5.4 Alternative raw materials

5.4.1 Absorbent fibres

5.4.2 Non-absorbent fibres

5.4.3 Barrier and protective films

5.4.4 Superabsorbent powder and fibre

5.4.5 Packaging

5.5 Conclusion

Part II: Design and production techniques for infection-control textiles

Chapter 6: Micro-organisms, infection and the role of textiles

Abstract

6.1 Introduction to infections

6.2 Superbugs and healthcare-associated infections

6.3 Principles of infection prevention and control in hospitals

6.4 The role of textiles in infection prevention and control

6.5 Future trends

6.6 A holistic approach to preventing infections

Chapter 7: Creating barrier textiles through plasma processing

Abstract:

7.1 Introduction

7.2 The importance of liquid repellency

7.3 Current solutions for rendering barrier textiles liquid repellent

7.4 Use of plasmas for imparting liquid repellency to barrier textiles

7.4.3 Results

7.5 Applications for plasma-processed barrier textiles

7.6 Future trends

Chapter 8: Disposable and reusable medical textiles

Abstract:

8.1 Introduction: disposable versus reusable

8.2 Life cycles of disposable and reusable textiles

8.3 Costs of disposable and reusable textiles

8.4 Protection provided by disposable and reusable materials

8.5 Biocidal woven and nonwoven textiles

8.6 Conclusions

8.7 Acknowledgment

Chapter 9: Ensuring fabrics survive sterilisation

Abstract:

9.1 Introduction

9.2 Purpose and importance of sterilisation

9.3 Quality assurance of the sterilising process

9.4 Effect of sterilisation on fibres and fabrics

9.5 Reprocessing sterilised products

9.6 Normalisation

9.7 Conclusions

Part III: Product types

Chapter 10: Washable textile-based absorbent products for incontinence

Abstract:

10.1 Introduction

10.2 Incontinence pad designs

10.3 Functional requirements of washable, textile-based incontinence products

10.4 Clinical performance of existing products

10.5 Laboratory evaluation

10.6 Correlation with user data

10.7 Future trends

10.8 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 11: Biological containment suits used in microbiological high containment facilities and by emergency responders

Abstract:

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Containment fabrics to protect against biological threats

11.3 Conclusions

Chapter 12: Coated textiles for skin infections

Abstract:

12.1 Introduction: textiles, skin and infections

12.2 Types of coated textiles with anti-infectious properties

12.3 Applications for coated textiles to prevent or treat cutaneous infections

12.4 Future trends for coated textiles against skin infections

12.5 Sources of further information and advice

Chapter 13: Antimicrobial treatments of textiles for hygiene and infection control applications: an industrial perspective

Abstract:

13.1 Introduction

13.2 Processes for biocidal application for textile structures

13.3 Application during yarn and fibre manufacture: natural and synthetic

13.4 Antimicrobial testing procedures

13.5 Future trends

13.6 Conclusion

Index


Description

Understanding and improving hygiene and healthcare products is essential for improving infection prevention. Continuing Woodhead Publishing’s series of specialised medical textile books, Textiles for hygiene and infection control provides readers with the latest developments in healthcare materials for hygiene and infection applications.

Part one offers an insight into design and production techniques for hygiene textiles. Chapters discuss nanotechnology and it’s applications in hygiene textiles, knitted spacer fabrics, innovative and sustainable packaging and biodegradable hygiene products. Part two explores design and production techniques for infection control textiles. Chapters examine micro-organisms, infection and the role of textiles, the creation of barrier textiles through plasma processing and methods for ensuring fabrics survive sterilisation. Part three concludes by investigating the variety of available hygiene and infection control products. Chapters consider washable textile-based absorbent products for incontinence, coated textiles for skin infections and antimicrobial treatments of textiles for hygiene and infection control applications from an industrial perspective.

Textiles for hygiene and infection control is an essential reference for manufacturers, designers, engineers and producers of hygiene and infection control products. It is also a useful tool for medical scientists, surgeons and nurses.

Key Features

  • Offers insight into design and production techniques for hygiene textiles
  • Chapters discuss a range of applications, such as the use of textiles for incontinence
  • An essential reference for manufacturers, designers, engineers and producers of hygiene and infection control products

Readership

Manufacturers, designers, engineers and producers of hygiene and infection control products. It is also a useful tool for medical scientists, surgeons and nurses.


Details

No. of pages:
240
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Woodhead Publishing 2011
Published:
Imprint:
Woodhead Publishing
eBook ISBN:
9780857093707
Hardcover ISBN:
9781845696368

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About the Editors

B J McCarthy Editor

Brian J. McCarthy is the managing director at TechniTex Faraday Limited in Manchester, UK. He is well-known for his research work into technical and performance textiles.

Affiliations and Expertise

TechniTex Faraday Limited, UK