Evidence

Reprocessing of PPE Garments for re-use by clinical staff – Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide method

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Background

Within the context of PPE shortages during the coronavirus pandemic, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust tested the feasibility of reprocessing used garments
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Method

Inivos’ process of vaporised hydrogen peroxide (VHP) was applied to laundered garments, to test its effectiveness in decontaminating single-use PPE items for re-use
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Results

The process achieved satisfactory standards of disinfection, using organisms considered, on current data, to be worst-case surrogates for SARS-CoV-2
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Reprocessing of PPE Garments for re-use by clinical staff – Vaporised Hydrogen Peroxide method

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>5 log reduction of microorganisms after an MRSA outbreak on a gastroenterology ward

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Background

Colonisation with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is a risk factor for subsequent MRSA infections in hospital patients.
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Method

Ultra-V™ UV-C system was used to decontaminate a gastroenterology ward infected with MRSA.
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Results

After manual cleaning was not effective, the Ultra-V™ system was used. Swabs taken afterwards came back negative for MRSA.
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Environment MRSA in clinical areas and the efficacy of Ultra-V™ in an outbreak situation

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Contamination level reduced by 97% with a fraction of the room downtime using Ultra-V™

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Background

Ultra-V™ was used to assess the efficacy of UV-C decontamination on surfaces both directly and indirectly exposed to UV-C.

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Method

Manual cleaning was performed on chosen surfaces followed by sample collection and decontamination using UV-C

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After UV-C decontamination the number of total viability counts was reduced by 97% from levels after initial manual cleaning

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Evaluation of Ultra-V™ decontamination as an adjunctive to manual cleaning at Barnsley Hospital

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Impact of cleaning and other interventions on the reduction of hospital-acquired C. diff infections assessed using a breakpoint model

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Background

Hospital-acquired C.difficile is one of the biggest concerns in healthcare settings. Effective infection control interventions can be difficult to monitor.
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Method

The infection control data from two hospitals in England was used for statistical breakpoint analysis.
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Results

While a variety of interventions are needed to control C.diff, deep cleaning incorporating HPV decontamination is most effective in reducing CDI rates.
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Impact of cleaning and other interventions on the reduction of hospital-acquired C. diff infections in two hospitals in England assessed using a breakpoint model.

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Deprox™ decontamination and improved cleaning process reduce C. diff by 92%

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Background

Aim to substantiate the long-term effectiveness of in a stroke rehabilitation unit of deep cleaning and hydrogen peroxide decontamination (HPD).
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Method

Environmental sampling taken before and after deep cleaning; immediately following HPD; and two further occasions.

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HPD, after deep cleaning with a detergent/chlorine agent, was highly effective for removing C. diff contamination.

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Effectiveness of deep cleaning followed by hydrogen peroxide decontamination during high Clostridium difficile infection incidence.

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98% reduction in contamination levels and a cleaning process 8 times faster

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Background

Ultra-V™ was chosen to decontaminate the environment during a construction project within the Walsall Healthcare hospital.

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Method

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.

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Results

A strong presence of TVC was still found after manual cleaning, whilst after Ultra-V™ decontamination the levels of TVC were 98% lower.

Ultraviolet decontamination of hospital acquired infections

Walsall Hospital trials Ultra-UV™ and reduces the time spent on decontaminating a new build ward project.

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Deprox™ decontamination and improved cleaning process reduce MRO acquisition by 92%

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Background

Multiresistant organisms (MRO) at were on the increase. An action plan was formed using improved manual cleaning and Hydrogen Peroxide Vapour.

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Method

Sutherland Hospital ICU improved PPE requirements and implemented Deprox™ into their decontamination programme.

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Results

After using Deprox™, the ICU experienced significantly lower MRO cases and  reduced the occupied-bed number by over 90%.

hospital infection control using Deprox reduces acquisition rates by 92%

The Sutherland Hospital Intensive Care Unit developed an action plan in response to increases in the level of multi-resistant organisms.

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95% reduction in contamination in a study of 58 hospital rooms over 12 months

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Background

A study to determine the efficacy of using hydrogen peroxide vapour for decontamination of hospital side rooms.

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Method

Large environmental sampling for C.difficile was performed before deep cleaning with chlorine agents and again after Deprox™ HPV.

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Results

Deprox™ cleaning reduced contamination levels by 95% from the levels observed after deep cleaning.

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The effectiveness of deep cleaning followed by hydrogen peroxide decontamination across 58 rooms at Addenbrooke's Hospital

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