Healthy Pakistan: The Role of Wazir Muhammad Institute of Paramedical Technology

To take Pakistani population into a brighter and healthier future every institution of Gandhara University has contributed in its own way. Wazir Muhammad Institute of Paramedical Technology has taken on the challenge of educating the common people about the difference between, Cleaning, Disinfection and Sterilization. On this web site there is some information for the visitors.

The word sepsis relates to the presence of organic pathogens (disease-causing organisms) in the blood or tissue. "Antisepsis" means destruction of such organisms. To many people, these three terms--cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing--are synonymous

Cleaning

Cleaning is a process of removal of visible dirt, unwanted things, this helps reduce the amount of organic matter that contributes to the proliferation of bacteria and diseases. Cleaning is best done with water in community and normal saline in hospital. One must completely rinse out or wipe off all soap residue as some ingredients may interfere with the work of the disinfectant.

Disinfection

Any process, chemical or physical, that destroys most pathogens but not all spores is called disinfection.

STERILIZATION

This is the killing or removal of all disease causing organisms. Often the same products may be used to disinfect and to sterilize; the difference is in the strength of the solution and/or the amount of time the solution is left in contact with the surface.