Impact of hydrogen peroxide vapor room decontamination on Clostridium difficile environmental contamination and transmission in a healthcare setting.

@article{Boyce2008ImpactOH,
  title={Impact of hydrogen peroxide vapor room decontamination on Clostridium difficile environmental contamination and transmission in a healthcare setting.},
  author={John M. Boyce and Nancy L Havill and Jonathan A. Otter and L. Clifford Mcdonald and Nicholas M T Adams and Timothea A Cooper and Angela K. Thompson and Lois Wiggs and George E. Killgore and Allison V Tauman and Judith A Noble-Wang},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={723-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) decontamination can reduce environmental contamination with and nosocomial transmission of Clostridium difficile. DESIGN A prospective before-after intervention study. SETTING A hospital affected by an epidemic strain of C. difficile. INTERVENTION Intensive HPV decontamination of 5 high-incidence wards followed by hospital-wide decontamination of rooms vacated by patients with C. difficile-associated disease (CDAD). The… CONTINUE READING