The use of ultraviolet (UV) light disinfection technology has been reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections, eliminating up to 97.7% of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs), according to a study published in the American Journal of Infection Control.
The study examined a UV light technology platform deployed by a New York-based company that can be used for a range of disinfection applications for ORs, patient rooms and other health care settings. Unlike other disinfecting tools, which includes chemicals that can take minutes to inactivate pathogens and at times can leave bacteria on surfaces due to human and product error, it reaches multiple surfaces in seconds with UV light. The study found that it all but eliminates human and product error in the proliferation of pathogens that can contribute to the spread of pathogens that contribute to infection.
The acceptance of the UVC is great and it is definitely very effective. The new step is to bring it to different other sectors such as Offices, Schools, Gyms and others.
“Ultraviolet light technology will not replace manual cleaning and disinfection with chemicals, but it is has a place in health care settings. This technology can optimize environmental cleanliness, resulting in decreased pathogens that could potentially cause infection,” said Donna Armellino, RN, DNP, vice president of infection prevention at Northwell Health and lead author of the study, called: “Assessment of focused multivector ultraviolet disinfection with shadow less delivery, using five-point multisided sampling of patient care equipment without manual-chemical disinfection.”
The Irish company Uniformal presents the UVC Clean Air System panels units and SunClean motion-controlled hybrid LED/UVC lighting. These products aim at preventing and reducing the spread of infectious and harmful microorganisms by destroying their DNA structure with UV lights thanks to surfaces and air disinfection. The devices kill bacteria in public places, such as operating theatres, dental offices, waiting rooms, hotels, restaurants, fitness centres, office spaces, schools and childcare facilities.
UVC Clean Air System focus on a 360° approach to anti-viral disinfection in the workplace:
UVC Clean Air System safely disinfects the air that you breathe.
SunClean motion-controlled hybrid LED/UVC lighting effectively disinfects the space and surfaces within your workplace – illuminating when you enter and disinfecting when you leave.
“The safety and wellbeing of our guests and employees remain our highest priority as the situation around novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve. At the Red Cow Moran Hotel, we are meticulous about our cleaning and hygiene practices and are working with UVC Clean Air System to add the extra dimension of antiviral air disinfection units.”
— Tracey Moran, Red Cow Moran Hotel – Dublin.
“At Peter Boyle & Company Solicitors, we are committed to the safety of our staff and clients at all times. To ensure the safest workplace environment possible in compliance with best practice, we took the decision to add an extra layer of protection in the form of the UVC Clean Air System. We found the company very professional and obliging.”
— Peter Boyle & Co. Solicitors
Find out more at https://www.uvc-cleanairsystem.ie/