Infection Prevention Control (IPC) teams and Environmental Services (EVS) teams need to ensure that their infection control methods are effective at killing harmful pathogens that cause HAIs.
Healthcare-associated infections are infections that patients can get while they’re receiving healthcare for another condition. They can be caused by bacteria, fungi, viruses, or other pathogens. They can happen in any healthcare facility, including hospitals, surgical centers, and long-term care facilities.
UVC radiation has effectively been used for decades to reduce the spread of bacteria and harmful pathogens. When bundled with manual cleaning and disinfection protocols, this technology significantly helps to reduce the presence of harmful pathogens.