Wayland Baptist University science professor published in professional journal | KLBK | KAMC

ByAlyssa R. Elliott

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PLAINVIEW, Texas (Press Launch) — The subsequent is a push release from Wayland Baptist College:

Wayland Baptist University Professor of Chemistry Dr. Christopher Truitt not too long ago authored a research showing the influence of an aerosolized hydrogen peroxide disinfectant in the combat versus bacterial infections in hospitals. The research was released in the American Journal of An infection Management.  

Truitt, functioning with several colleagues, analyzed the disinfectant in a clinical environment, obtaining in the last five many years of the 10-year analyze that Clostridioidis difficile infections (CDI), which are the most typical hospital-obtained bacterial infections, were being minimized by 74% when the aerosol was applied as component of the cleaning program.  

“I feel the major takeaway from this research was that the use of this new or novel aerosolized hydrogen peroxide process, together with a arduous, standardized cleansing protocol, confirmed substantial reduction in C diff rates during our clinic,” Truitt mentioned in an job interview with Infection Control Now.  

Truitt, who teaches mostly at Wayland’s Lubbock campus, stated the aerosol was analyzed in clinic rooms that experienced housed clients with CDIs. One particular of the largest hurdles in the examine was finding the acceptance of the personnel to use the aerosol in the cleansing processes. Truitt explained at the time the aerosol was accepted, the challenge was to get staff to undertake it as element of the cleaning protocol for C diff infected rooms. 

“The implementation system is a very little demanding, but as soon as you triumph over that, the [environment building solutions], most people comprehended the great importance of maintaining our sufferers safe and sound and protecting against the spread of Clostridioides difficilein the atmosphere,” Truitt explained to An infection Manage Now.  

The next actions, according to Truitt, is to conduct additional checks on the aerosol to examination its success on other popular hospital bacterial infections and then take a look at it from other disinfection technologies these kinds of as UV light. He is hoping the new cleansing protocol can be valuable in the combat versus medical center infections. 

“I imagine, if there is an an infection preventionist man or woman out there that is searching at a usually means of attempting to control C diff in their surroundings, this is a little something to glimpse into,” Truitt reported.  

(Push release from Wayland Baptist University)