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Am J Infect Control. 2014 Apr;42(4):426-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2013.11.022.

Effectiveness of improved hydrogen peroxide in decontaminating privacy curtains contaminated with multidrug-resistant pathogens.

Author information

1
Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC; Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC. Electronic address: brutala@unch.unc.edu.
2
Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC.
3
Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC; Division of Infectious Diseases, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.

Abstract

We tested the ability of an improved hydrogen peroxide solution to decontaminate privacy curtains in inpatient and outpatient areas. The microbial contamination of the curtains was assessed before and after the curtains were sprayed with improved hydrogen peroxide. The disinfectant reduced the microbial load on the privacy curtains by 96.8% in 37 patient rooms.

KEYWORDS:

Decontamination; Disinfection; Environment; Health care associated

PMID:
24679570
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2013.11.022
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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