Evaluation of Device Dependent Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Treatment Time in a Community Hospital Setting
Haag C, Napolitano N,Hammond K, et al. American Journal of Infection Control , Volume 42 , Issue 6 , S79 - S80.
Recent research exploring the role of the healthcare environment in the transmission of nosocomial pathogens has renewed interest in adjunct ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection systems for terminal cleaning. While the germicidal efficacy of UV light is well established, little empirical evaluation data exists for healthcare providers to assess the potential impact on facility operations. We evaluate treatment times of a common UV room disinfection system in a community hospital setting and discuss contributing factors... Read Abstract