Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, 2nd Edition - Chapter 3 - Quality and supply of water used in hospitals

Elsevier, Decontamination in Hospitals and Healthcare, Second Edition, 2020, Pages 45-69
E. Maynard and C. Whapham

This chapter provides an overview of the management of water provision, treatment technologies, and on-site water risk control to assure patient safety in healthcare facilities. It reviews water and healthcare public health in prevention and control of avoidable waterborne infections, addressing water hygiene and detailing water treatment methods, technologies, and sustainability in future development. Water use, applications, and key relevant guidance are included, addressing requirements for water quality, integrating augmented care units, clinical practice management, and tools addressing the risk of infection to patients, using a water safety management plan approach.