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Compatibility of Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Room Decontamination with Physiological Monitors

  • John M. Boyce (a1) (a2), Nancy L. Havill (a1), Vincent Cianci (a1) and Gary Flanagan (a3)

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Hospital Epidemiology and Infection Control, Yale-New Haven Hospital, 20 York Street, New Haven, CT 06510 (john.boyce@ynhh.org)

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Compatibility of Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Room Decontamination with Physiological Monitors

  • John M. Boyce (a1) (a2), Nancy L. Havill (a1), Vincent Cianci (a1) and Gary Flanagan (a3)

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