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

Background

Background

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

Method

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

Results

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

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

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

Background

Background

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

Method

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

Results

After manual cleaning was not effective, the Ultra-V™ system was used. Swabs taken afterwards came back negative for MRSA.
Ultra-V UV-C decontamination case study Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS

Environment MRSA in clinical areas and the efficacy of Ultra-V™ in an outbreak situation

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

Background

Background

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

Method

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

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%

Background

Background

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

Method

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

Result

Results

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

Background

Background

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

Method

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.

Result

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%

Background

Background

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

Method

Method

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

Result

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

Background

Background

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

Method

Method

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

Result

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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