UVC Disinfection: The New Standard of Care?
The first UVC disinfection was introduced to the market in 2007. Since that time, prestigious hospitals and health care systems across the U.S. have invested in the technology, including Duke University, the University of Wisconsin, Vanderbilt University, many VA hospitals, and more.
While adoption of enhanced, “no-touch” disinfection technology has increased significantly, the COVID-19 pandemic has also changed how hospitals are using these devices. Recently, these devices are often being used daily in all patient rooms, public areas, sterile processing, and other spaces within the facility.
The COVID-19 pandemic has also brought to light the importance of surfaces receiving a measured dose of UVC energy, in order to ensure all areas of a room are adequately disinfected. Devices that rely on a fixed cycle time and/or multiple positions around the room provide inefficient disinfection and missed areas. A precise, measured dose of UVC energy minimizes that risk by calculating the time needed to react to room variables – such as size, geometry, surface reflectivity, and the amount and location of contents in the room.
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