Comparison of the microbiological efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor and ultraviolet light processes for room decontamination.

@article{Havill2012ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of the microbiological efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor and ultraviolet light processes for room decontamination.},
  author={Nancy L Havill and Brent A Moore and John M. Boyce},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={33 5},
  pages={507-12}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the microbiological efficacy of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) and ultraviolet radiation (UVC) for room decontamination. DESIGN Prospective observational study. SETTING 500-bed teaching hospital. METHODS HPV and UVC processes were performed in 15 patient rooms. Five high-touch sites were sampled before and after the processes and aerobic colony counts (ACCs) were determined. Carrier disks with ∼10(6) Clostridium difficile (CD) spores and biological indicators (BIs… CONTINUE READING
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