Month: January 2021

Reprocessing Personal Protective Equipment with hydrogen peroxide vapor

In September and November of 2020 a study, led by researchers from Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center, Houston, conducted research on the use of hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) technology on a large scale to reprocess Personal Protective Equipment in a healthcare system. The researchers were able to recapture and reprocess 29,706 units using HPV, with …

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Battling the age-old pandemic of healthcare-associated infections

Effective infection control strategies limiting the spread of drug resistance and reducing the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) needs to be urgently addressed. Following conventional manual cleaning with disinfectants, 10% of high-touch hospital surfaces remain contaminated. A comprehensive study is proposed to investigate the microbiological and clinical impact of adequate area decontamination upon HAI rates. The …

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