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

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

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.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / drug effects
  • Bacteria / isolation & purification*
  • Colony Count, Microbial
  • Disinfectants / pharmacology*
  • Disinfection / methods*
  • Environmental Microbiology*
  • Health Facilities*
  • Humans
  • Hydrogen Peroxide / pharmacology*

Substances

  • Disinfectants
  • Hydrogen Peroxide