New paper discusses UV in the OR
The paper noted there is consensus that there is a significant correlation between intraoperative levels of colony-forming units and the incidence of periprosthetic join infections.
The 30 researchers looked at various literature on the use of UV in the operating room and voted to agree, disagree or sustain on the idea, showing a level of evidence.
The researchers voted “yes” on using UV during surgery as there is history and evidence to support the idea. However, risk to clinical personnel have prevented this application.
As for using UV for terminal cleaning in ORs and patient rooms, the researchers decided it was a good idea to use the technology. The paper specifically discussed Tru-D SmartUVC, its clinical data and the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection (BETR-D) randomized clinical trial conducted throughout the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network as part of the rationale for using UV in terminal cleaning.
Tru-D is used in hundreds of hospitals throughout the U.S. to help provide a cleaner, germ-free environment. Is your facility considering UVC disinfection? To read more about Tru-D in the operating room, click here.