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Alternative Approaches

Existing and Emerging Technologies Used for Decontamination of the Healthcare Environment

Literature Reviews

A number of alternative approaches to cleaning and decontamination are now available that can be used instead of, or to support, the standard water and detergent/disinfectant clean as recommended in the National Infection Prevention and Control Manual. Many Boards are exploring these alternative approaches and have implemented local initiatives, however many of these technologies have not been sufficiently assessed to advocate their use for environmental decontamination in NHSScotland.

HPS have undertaken literature reviews on these existing and emerging technologies to assess the effectiveness of technologies of interest to the infection control community, to consider any practical and safety considerations related to their use, and to explore the associated costs.

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