MICROBIOLOGICAL EVALUATION OF CONTAINMENT ISOLATORS FOR THE CARE OF PATIENTS WITH EXOTIC DISEASES

Authors
  1. Lejeune, A.R.
  2. Howlett, E.E.
  3. Watson, C.G.
  4. Stevenson, F.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN)
Abstract
The microbiological integrity of containment isolators obtained from Vickers Limited Medical Engineering was evaluated using aerosols of T1 coliphage. With the isolators operating as recommended under a slight negative pressure, the protection factor was at least E7 and no escape of aerosol was detected with one glove completely removed from a glove port. Decontamination of the interior of the isolator was successful with either formaldehyde vapor washing with a 10% solution of commercial sodium hypochlorite bleach (Javex).
Report Number
TN-451 —
Date of publication
15 Feb 1980
Number of Pages
31
DSTKIM No
80-00827
CANDIS No
88527
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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