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Evaluation of a New Hydrogen Peroxide Wipe Disinfectant

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

John M. Boyce*
Affiliation:
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut
Nancy L. Havill
Affiliation:
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Connecticut
*
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Saint Raphael Campus, 1450 Chapel Street, New Haven, CT 06511 (john.boyce@ynhh.org)

Abstract

A new activated hydrogen peroxide wipe disinfectant was used to disinfect 10 high-touch surfaces in 72 patient rooms. After cleaning, 99% of surfaces yielded less than 2.5 colony-forming units/cm2, 75% yielded no growth, and 70% yielded adenosine triphosphate counts of less than 250 relative light units. The new disinfectant was highly effective.

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