This paper reviews the background to false postitives and false negatives associated with the sterility test process. It explores the potential causes of such results and suggests methods of mitigation. It also includes insight into the role of hydrogen peroxide vapor bio-decontamination technology can have on false positives and false negatives while indicating how this technology can also be used to eliminate them.
When facing a microbial decontamination challenge, whether from multi-drug resistant organisms in a hospital or in bio-pharmaceutical production facilities, not all hydrogen peroxide-based decontamination systems are the same. This white paper examines two different hydrogen peroxide-based room decontamination systems: hydrogen peroxide vapor (HPV) and aerosolized hydrogen peroxide (aHP).
When confronting a microbial contamination challenge from multidrug-resistant organisms in a hospital, not all no-touch decontamination systems produce the same results. Differences in the technologies result in significant differences in microbial efficacy and clinical impact. This white paper compares Bioquell's HPV to UVC.
The latest authoritative review of the role played by contaminated surfaces in the transmission of nosocomial pathogens has recently been published. This categorically dispels the apparent widespread view that contaminated surfaces are not important in transmission. It has also provided compelling evidence that proves environmental hygiene is an essential part of any infection control programme.