HPV is highly effective as a decontamination mechanism with regard to preventing cases of CPE

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Background

Public Health England recommendations on identifying and isolating patients on admission in an effort to reduce cases of CPE were not practicable for University Hospital of South Manchester as cases were too numerous.

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Method

Alongside other screening methods, Inivos’ HPV system was applied to decontaminate the environment following discharge or transfer of each patient known to be infected with CPE.

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Result

With regard to preventing cases of CPE, Inivos’ HPV system was a highly effective decontamination mechanism in this clinical setting.

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