The Disinfectant Power of UVC Light
Patients put their trust in doctors, hospitals, and dentists to keep them healthy and safe during the global Covid-19 pandemic. Now more than ever it is critical that all healthcare providers ensure that infectious diseases do not spread from surface to surface, room to room, and through airborne contamination.
The threat of harmful airborne pathogens can be found throughout any medical facility. To fight these pathogens, it is vital to come up with a bundled infection prevention plan that specifically addresses dental office environments, patient populations, and potential risks. A bundled infection prevention incorporates multiple infection prevention tools, is easy to implement, is comprehensive, and effective. Studies have confirmed that UVC light is an effective addition to manual cleaning efforts and can kill harmful pathogens quickly and efficiently. The American Journal of Infection Control notes that combining UVC technology with manual cleaning and disinfection is one of the most effective ways to significantly decrease the pool of harmful pathogens that cause infection.
With the CDC’s recent report that Coronavirus can remain infective for up to 16 hours in respirable-sized aerosols, all healthcare leaders need to consider disinfection of not just surfaces, but the air in their facility as well. The RD-Fx UVC System is uniquely positioned to address both surface and airborne bioburdens and help keep patients and workers safe in dental offices, outpatient surgery centers, and other health office settings.