UVC can be utilized anywhere but these industries have the greatest impact
What characteristics are a requirement for the need of UVC Disinfection?
Employing a UVC disinfection system is a smart move for any industry leader looking to keep people safe by reducing the spread of dangerous infections. Consider if these factors align with your organization’s IP goals:
- Is it important for you to prevent infection spread vs. addressing an outbreak?
- Do you need an adjunct to manual cleaning to help reduce the pool of pathogens?
- Do you want to lessen the effects of human error by delivering proven, measured doses of UV light to eradicate pathogens?
- Are you trying to reduce the additional costs incurred with treating infections and diseases?
- Do you need to improve patient, community, or oversight committee confidence in your facility?
UVC Disinfection for Hospitals
Patients rely on hospitals to help them heal, but with patient demographics and a patient volume that can change on any given day, the risk of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is real. According to the CDC, one in 31 hospital patients will battle an HAI—that’s approximately 1.7 million patients infected every year in the U.S. Now more than ever it is critical that hospitals ensure that infectious diseases do not spread from surface to surface, room to room, floor to floor, and between departments.
Studies have confirmed that UVC light is an effective addition to manual cleaning efforts and can kill harmful pathogens quickly and efficiently. Exposure to UVC light for a specific length of time and intensity kills dangerous microorganisms. The American Journal of Infection Control notes that combining UVC technology with manual cleaning is one of the most effective ways to significantly decrease the pool of harmful pathogens that cause HAIs.
A UVC system can be deployed throughout an entire hospital. It can supply proper dosing to all points of interest in any hospital room, including shadowed areas. The most effective UVC systems are able to measures, records and reports the UVC dosage delivered—in real-time—ensuring your EVS and IP teams have the proof of compliance data needed for efficacy reporting. RD UVC uses proven, patented remote sensors throughout a room that measure and ensure delivery of published UVC doses at all points of disinfection every time.
UVC Disinfection for Long Care Facilities
More than 5 million Americans are admitted to or reside in a range of long term care facilities or assisted living facilities each year. These patients and residents consider their facility their home and rely on it for their well being and safety. According to the CDC, 1 to 3 million serious infections occur every year in these facilities. Infections are a major cause of hospitalization and death; as many as 380,000 people die of the infections in LTCFs every year. Now more than ever it is critical that long term care facilities ensure that infectious diseases do not spread within their walls.
It is vital to come up with a bundled facility disinfection plan that incorporates multiple infection prevention tools, is easy to implement, is comprehensive, and effective. Along with handwashing and manual disinfection, a UVC system can be deployed throughout long term care, nursing home, and assisted living facilities. It can supply proper dosing to all points of interest in both common and personal resident spaces.
UVC Disinfection for Dentist Offices
More than 67% of the US population visits the dentist office at least once each year, meaning millions of Americans are exposed to potential healthcare acquired infections. Now more than ever it is critical that dental practices of any size ensure that infectious diseases do not spread from surface to surface, room to room, and between patients.
UVC Disinfection for Operating/Procedure Rooms
According to the CDC, nearly two-thirds of all operations – more than 22.5 million – are performed in operating/procedure rooms. As more patients opt for ambulatory services, operating/procedure rooms are increasingly in the forefront of healthcare throughout the country. Keeping these patients and staff safe from HAIs is critical for the industry as it grows.
UVC disinfection for Military Base Medical Centers
Ensuring the health of America’s military personnel, defense and homeland security staff, TSA agents, and healthcare providers is critical to the safety of our nation. More than nine million veterans are served each year by the Department of Veterans Affairs and military health care facilities include 1,074 operating/procedure rooms and 170 VA Medical Centers. Given the sheer size of these groups, minimizing the opportunity for HAI’s and infection spread should be a top concern for leaders.
RD UVC Mobile System and RD-Fx™ Fixed Mount System are the only UVC systems that measure, record, and report the UVC lethal dosage to ensure disinfection.
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