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Feasibility of Routinely Using Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor to Decontaminate Rooms in a Busy United States Hospital

  • Jonathan A. Otter (a1), Matthew Puchowicz (a2), David Ryan (a2), James A. G. Salkeld (a2), Timothea A. Cooper (a3), Nancy L. Havill (a3), Kathy Tuozzo (a3) and John M. Boyce (a3) (a4)...

Abstract

During a 22-month period at a 500-bed teaching hospital, 1,565 rooms that had housed patients infected with multidrug-resistant pathogens were decontaminated using hydrogen peroxide vapor. Hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination required a mean time of 2 hours and 20 minutes, compared with 32 minutes for conventional cleaning. Despite the greater time required for decontamination, hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination of selected patient rooms is feasible in a busy hospital with a mean occupancy rate of 94%.

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BIOQUELL (UK), 52 Royce Close, West Portway, Andover, Hampshire, SPIO 3TS, United Kingdom(jon.otter@bioquell.com)

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Feasibility of Routinely Using Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor to Decontaminate Rooms in a Busy United States Hospital

  • Jonathan A. Otter (a1), Matthew Puchowicz (a2), David Ryan (a2), James A. G. Salkeld (a2), Timothea A. Cooper (a3), Nancy L. Havill (a3), Kathy Tuozzo (a3) and John M. Boyce (a3) (a4)...

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