The Best Disinfection Methods for Military Healthcare Facilities

The Best Disinfection Methods for Military Healthcare Facilities

The Importance of UV Disinfection

Studies have confirmed that UV light is an effective addition to manual cleaning efforts and can kill harmful pathogens quickly and efficiently. In fact, The American Journal of Infection Control notes that combining UVC technology with manual cleaning is one of the most effective ways to significantly reduce harmful pathogens that cause infection. Exposure to UVC light kills dangerous microorganisms. The proper dosage of UVC light — for a specific length of time and intensity — can quickly and efficiently disinfect operating room areas and other high-traffic spaces within a military medical facility.

Deploying the best UVC hospital room disinfection system can strengthen the infection prevention plan for any site that serves military personnel, defense and homeland security staff, TSA agents, and the healthcare providers that work in these facilities. UV disinfection systems can:

  • Act as an adjunct to manual cleaning to help reduce the pool of pathogens present in the patient environment
  • Lessen the human error factor by delivering proven, measured doses of UV light to eradicate pathogens
  • Improve patient care confidence
  • Proactively reduce the additional costs incurred with treating preventable HAIs

Choosing the Right UVC System for Your Military Needs

Some key considerations when evaluating potential UVC systems for your military medical facility include:

  • Select a UVC partner that will comprehensively evaluate your facility to recommend the right solution for your environment.
  • Your UVC system should automatically capture and report disinfection data that enables managers to check real-time status on tablets to ensure the equipment is being used properly and effectively.
  • Make sure your UVC system is smart and can monitor bulb life cycle, required delivered dosage, and regular service so you can focus on other parts of your IP plan.
  • The UVC system should also capture and store records via an onboard computer, automatically sending them to a secure cloud system for later analysis and reporting.
  • Ease of use is also a critical factor when selecting the best UVC system. Your staff should be able to incorporate usage into their current routine; a UVC system that’s easier to use means quicker turnaround time and less chance for infection spread.
  • Not all environments are perfect rectangles so the best UVC systems address variables such as room shape and other obstacles that might affect how light hits every part of the room.
  • Look for a system that offers rapid 3+ Log10 reduction in 2 minutes or less and one that ensures this dosage is being delivered to targeted areas throughout a room. Rapid reduction in total pathogen load within a space minimizes the threat of further spread within a facility.

Learn more about how UVC disinfection can improve your military healthcare infection prevention efficacy.

The Steriliz team can help you determine the right UVC solution that is best for your facility and work with you through every step of the process.

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