Evaluation of the Novaerus Technology in an Ophthalmology Operating Room

Authors

Infection Control Unit Lab, Ain Shams University

Facility

Ain Shams University; Cairo, Egypt

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Objective

To assess the effect of the Novaerus Protect 800 (NV800) in reducing the presence of Staphylococcus aureus bacteria in an Ophthalmology Operating Room.

Methodology

The air dis-infection unit was installed in a 73.5m3 room with a split air conditioning system. The room was disinfected with hydrogen peroxide daily, with ordinary cleaning performed once weekly. Bacteria colonies were measured by M.A.Q.S.11 Air Sample using the MAQ System. Samples were taken in the morning.

Pre-trial colony readings were 200 CFU/m3 in the used room and 50 CFU/m3 in the empty room. The trial was carried out over a 28-day period, with the Novaerus air dis-infection unit running continuously, 24 hours a day over a two-week period.

Results

The Novaerus air dis-infection unit proved efficacy in reducing the bacterial colony count in both the rooms that were being used and those that were empty.