Step Two for Successful UVC Implementation: Communication
This is part two of a series on successful UVC implementation. To read the first part, click here.
Once pre-planning has occurred, it’s important to get buy-in from leadership and staff in order for a UVC disinfection program to be successful. Infection Prevention and Environmental Services (ES) should work closely together to identify problem areas of the hospital as well as pathogens they would like to focus on and eradicate.
Nursing and physicians take great ownership of the units, and when ES walks in with a new device, it should not be the first time they are seeing Tru-D. Nursing and physicians need the opportunity to see how the device works, ask questions and be able to understand the benefits for them and their patients, rather than seeing it as an obstacle.
Likewise, Bed Control needs to understand the way ES will be deploying Tru-D to the discharged rooms to make sure there is ample time for the device to do its job. Without the help of Bed Control, patients could be assigned to the room before Tru-D has had time to finish disinfecting the space.
If communication is made a priority among all stakeholders, a UVC disinfection program will have a much better chance of being successful.
Stay tuned for part three of our series next week or to learn more about Tru-D, click here.