After cleaning (old fashion way), all areas remained contaminated, with 66% of 124 swabs yielding MRSA, 74% by direct plating. In contrast, after exposing six rooms to hydrogen peroxide
French, Gary L., et al. "Tackling contamination of the hospital environment by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA): a comparison between conventional terminal cleaning and hydrogen peroxide
Johnston, M. D., S. Lawson, and J. A. Otter. "Evaluation of hydrogen peroxide
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) persists in the hospital environment and conventional cleaning procedures do not necessarily eliminate contamination. A prospective study was conducted on an intensive care unit to establish the level of environmental contamination with MRSA, assess the effectiveness of hydrogen peroxide
Hardy, K. J., et al. "Rapid
This suggests that the home environment might be a
The inanimate hospital environment can become contaminated with nosocomial pathogens. Hydrogen peroxide
Otter, J. A., et al. "Assessing the biological efficacy and rate of
The Hydrogen Peroxide
Meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) are capable of surviving for days to weeks on environmental surfaces in healthcare facilities. Environmental surfaces frequently touched by healthcare workers are commonly contaminated in the rooms of patients colonized or infected with MRSA or VRE. A number of studies have documented that healthcare workers may contaminate their hands or gloves by touching contaminated environmental surfaces, and that
Boyce, John M. "Environmental contamination makes an important contribution to hospital infection." Journal of Hospital Infection 65 (2007): 50-54.
Bentley, K., et al. "Hydrogen peroxide
Clostridium difficile spores are shed in high numbers
HPV disinfection resulted in complete inactivation of all viruses tested, characterized by >
HPV could be an effective
Tuladhar, Era, et al. "
Admission to a room previously occupied by a patient with certain multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) increases the risk of acquisition. Traditional cleaning strategies do not remove all environmental MDROs. We evaluated the environmental and clinical impact of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) room disinfection.
Conclusions. HPV decontamination reduced environmental contamination and the risk of acquiring MDROs compared with standard cleaning protocols.
Passaretti, Catherine L., et al. "An evaluation of environmental decontamination with hydrogen peroxide vapor for reducing the risk of patient acquisition of multidrug-resistant organisms." Clinical infectious diseases 56.1 (2013): 27-35.
Multidrug-resistant gram-negative rods (MDR-GNR) are an increasing cause for concern in intensive care units (ICUs). We used hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) to decontaminate our entire ICU in an attempt to eradicate undetected environmental contamination during outbreaks of MDR-GNR. Surface sampling identified GNR, including MDR strains,
Otter, Jonathan A., et al. "Hydrogen peroxide vapor decontamination of an intensive care unit to remove environmental reservoirs of multidrug-resistant gram-negative rods during an outbreak." American journal of infection control38
Hall, Leslie, et al. "Deactivation of the dimorphic fungi Histoplasma capsulatum, Blastomyces dermatitidis and Coccidioides immitis using hydrogen peroxide vapor1." Medical mycology 46.2 (2008): 189-191.
The efficacy of vapor-phase hydrogen peroxide in a pass-through box for the decontamination of equipment and inanimate materials potentially contaminated with exotic animal viruses was evaluated. Tests were conducted with a variety of viral agents, which included representatives of several virus families (Orthomyxoviridae, Reoviridae, Flaviviridae, Paramyxoviridae, Herpesviridae, Picornaviridae, Caliciviridae, and Rhabdoviridae) from both avian and mammalian species, with particular emphasis on animal viruses exotic to Canada. The effects of the gas on a variety of laboratory equipment were also studied. Virus suspensions in cell culture media, egg fluid, or blood were dried onto glass and stainless steel. Virus viability was assessed after exposure to
Heckert, R. A., et al. "Efficacy of vaporized hydrogen peroxide against exotic animal viruses." Applied and environmental microbiology 63.10 (1997): 3916-3918.