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Fennelly M;O'Connor D;Hellebust S;Murphy N;Casey C;Eustace J;Plant BJ;Sodeau J;Prentice MB;
2020
November
Journal of Hospital Infection
Effectiveness of a plasma treatment device on microbial air quality in a hospital ward monitored by culture.
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We analysed the effectiveness of plasma treatment on airborne bacteria and surface counts on a 14-day intervention with plasma air treatment within a 4-bedded bay in an adult respiratory ward at Cork University Hospital. 100L air samples were collected twice daily every weekday for 4 weeks, with settle plates and surface swabs. The plasma treatment did not produce an effect on airborne bacteria and fungi which was detectable by culture. We cannot exclude that culture-based sampling may be insufficiently sensitive to detect an effect, or that the duration of the study was insufficient for plasma treatment to affect a complex environment.
1532-2939
10.1016/j.jhin.2020.11.006
Grant Details
Healthcar Infection Society