Suboptimal environmental cleaning in healthcare facilities has given rise to the development of new technologies such as vaporized hydrogen peroxide (VHP) and UV germicidal light to supplement hygiene practices and help combat healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).
The report covers the following points:
- Suboptimal environmental hygiene plays a role in the transmission of HAIs
- New technologies in the marketplace serve as adjuncts to manual cleaning
- VHP and UV light show promise but further study is warranted
Get perspectives from healthcare experts, industrial hygienists and manufacturers. To access the report: http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/reports/2011/11/decontamination.aspx