Reducing cases of Clostridium Difficile by identifying a ‘front end’ and decontaminating with HPV

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Background

Stoke Mandeville Hospital sought to reduce transmission of C. difficile by identifying a common entry point and using vapourised hydrogen peroxide (VHP) to decontaminate.

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Method

A ‘front-end’ for C.diff patients was identified, isolated and decontaminated using Inivos’ VHP disinfection robot. This including patient equipment and ameliorated IPC measures.

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Result

The rate of infection of C.diff in Stoke Mandeville Hospital decreased after the identification of the common entry point and decontamination using VHP.

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