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Robotic / automatic room decontamination proven not as effective as manual decontamination"

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A recent study was carried out by Ali et al. examining hydrogen peroxide vapour (HPV) aerial decontamination in single patient isolation rooms. The authors highlighted that although some reduction of the test bacteria were observed, not all pathogens were eradicated. The study went on suggest that trying to reduce cleaning turnover by replacing manual terminal cleaning with automated HPV systems is inadequate, particularly if there is a high microbial bioburen.

Medentech's Klorkleen tablets simultaneously clean and disinfect surfaces thus protecting environmental services staff, preventing transfer of pathogens and achieving higher kill rates of key pathogens such as Clostridium difficile spores compared to automatic systems.


Ali, S., et al. "Efficacy of two hydrogen peroxide vapour aerial decontamination systems for enhanced disinfection of meticillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae and Clostridium difficile in single isolation rooms." Journal of Hospital Infection 93.1 (2016): 70-77.