Glutaraldehyde is an effective chemical for killing micro-organisms that is used in a variety of healthcare settings to rapidly clean instruments. It is highly toxic in even small concentrations and needs to stored and handled carefully. Diane Romano-Woodward explains how nurses can ensure that adequate precautions are taken to prevent harm to staff and patients.
Nursing Standard. 14, 32, 47-51. doi: 10.7748/ns2000.04.14.32.47.c2825
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