Ultra-V™ was used to assess the efficacy of UV-C decontamination on surfaces both directly and indirectly exposed to UV-C.
Manual cleaning was performed on chosen surfaces followed by sample collection and decontamination using UV-C
After UV-C decontamination the number of total viability counts was reduced by 97% from levels after initial manual cleaning
HPD, after deep cleaning with a detergent/chlorine agent, was highly effective for removing C. diff contamination.
Ultra-V™ was chosen to decontaminate the environment during a construction project within the Walsall Healthcare hospital.
Manual cleaning was performed and samples collected to measure total viability count (TVC). Afterwards, Ultra-V™ decontamination was carried out and new samples were taken.
A strong presence of TVC was still found after manual cleaning, whilst after Ultra-V™ decontamination the levels of TVC were 98% lower.
Multiresistant organisms (MRO) at were on the increase. An action plan was formed using improved manual cleaning and Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour.
Sutherland Hospital ICU improved PPE requirements and implemented Deprox™ into their decontamination programme.
After using Deprox™, the ICU experienced significantly lower MRO cases and reduced the occupied-bed number by over 90%.
A study to determine the efficacy of using hydrogen peroxide vapour for decontamination of hospital side rooms.
Large environmental sampling for C.difficile was performed before deep cleaning with chlorine agents and again after Deprox™ HPV.
Deprox™ cleaning reduced contamination levels by 95% from the levels observed after deep cleaning.
Drug-resistant, Gram-negative bacteria (DRGNB) infection rates are higher in Neonatal Units (NNUs) than in any other hospital setting.
Inivos’ hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) disinfection robot was used to disinfect three NNUs over two days. Swabs were taken before and after HPV use.
The amount of enteric bacteria was significantly reduced across the three NNUs after HPV decontamination.
Stoke Mandeville Hospital sought to reduce transmission of C. difficile by identifying a common entry point and using vapourised hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate.
A ‘front-end’ for C.diff patients was identified, isolated and decontaminated using Inivos’ VHP disinfection robot. This including patient equipment and ameliorated IPC measures.
The rate of infection of C.diff in Stoke Mandeville Hospital decreased after the identification of the common entry point and decontamination using VHP.
The use of hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) decontamination and the impact on rates of clostridium difficile was evaluated.
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust incorporated Inivos’ HPV disinfection robot into their cleaning routine, introduced a RAG-rated cleaning system and measured.
Post-admission C.diff cases reduced significantly as a result of HPV decontamination and the risk-based approach provided by the RAG-rated cleaning system.
Infections of vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE) in Australian hospitals had been on the increase. Repeated introduction of VRE in Fremantle Hospital had seen a spread of VRE across their wards as a result.
The hospital tested the efficacy of Inivos’ hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) system in preventing the environmental transmission of VRE in high risk units (HRU) and screened patients in HRU on admission and regularly thereafter.
Using the HPV system alongside enhanced manual cleaning in toilet areas on a ward, terminated spread where it had, before, been known to have increased.
Infectious outbreaks have been connected with ongoing building works in hospitals. Reducing bioburden in the patient environment is linked with reducing the risks for hospital acquired infections.
Rooms were tested before and after decontamination using Ultra-V UV-C technology during ongoing construction on a general medical ward.
UV-C decontamination achieved a significant level of reduction of microorganisms detected on the surfaces, without the requirement for vapour-impermeable sealing.
North West Anglia Trust focussed on implementing new IPC strategies to reduce rates of Clostridium difficile, one of the main Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI) in the UK.
A deep clean programme using Ultra-V disinfection robot technology by Inivos was implemented from April 2015 and C.diff cases were compared before and after.
Using Ultra-V as part of the deep clean programme, rates of C.diff in 2016 fell to their lowest levels since reports dating back to 2009.
Patients with cystic fibrosis are more prone to infections, potentially leading to longer hospital stays as a result of acquiring an infection in hospital.
The effectiveness of Ultra-V UV-C was tested against disinfection with a chlorine-containing solution in 11 rooms on a cystic fibrosis ward, after the discharge of infected patients.
The Ultra-V UV-C decontamination system had a significantly stronger effect on microorganisms compared to manual cleaning, and completely eliminated microorganisms in the majority of cases.
A study was conducted by Royal Wolverhampton to explore the integration of UV-C as an adjunctive cleaning practice.
Inivos’ Ultra-V UV-C disinfection robot was used following manual cleaning in 18 vacated rooms across a period of 8 weeks. Sampling was undertaken at 24 sites in each room and results expressed as colony forming units (CFU).
The mean CFU post-use of Ultra-V was much reduced compared to post-manual cleaning and significantly so when compared to pre-manual cleaning.
Public Health England recommendations on identifying and isolating patients on admission in an effort to reduce cases of CPE were not practicable for University Hospital of South Manchester as cases were too numerous.
Alongside other screening methods, Inivos’ HPV system was applied to decontaminate the environment following discharge or transfer of each patient known to be infected with CPE.
With regard to preventing cases of CPE, Inivos’ HPV system was a highly effective decontamination mechanism in this clinical setting.
Westmead Hospital, Sydney, were concerned about the outbreak of MRSA on their NICU ward and environmental contamination.
Routine screening of mothers and babies was introduced alongside the use of Inivos hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) disinfection robot.
Use of Inivos’ HPV technology effectively eliminated transmission of the virulent MRSA outbreak strain.
The time taken to decontaminate side rooms at Wye Valley NHS Trust proved challenging with the pressures it had on bed use.
The efficacy of the Ultra-V UV-C disinfection robot has the potential to decontaminate rooms in 15-30 minutes and was evaluated in 20 rooms, with samples taken.
The average total viable count (TVC) per contact plate before cleaning was 27.4; after cleaning 19.3; and after the Ultra-V system 2.3.