Monday, August 9, 2021

UV Disinfection Room within the Healthcare Industry

Ultraviolet light’s use within the healthcare industry has grown tremendously in the past few years as a quick and effective method to reduce the risk of pathogen transmission and hospital acquired infections.  Most applications revolve around the use of portable UV-C systems disinfecting surgical suites, intensive care units, and patient rooms.  One of the more novel uses involves setting up a dedicated disinfection room where items can be brought in for disinfection.  This strategy can be used for the routine disinfection of wheelchairs, hospital beds, carts, and other large portable items.  These items that travel from room to room should be disinfected in between uses in order to further reduce the risk of transmission and infection.

Ultraviolet light is a quick method to provide line-of-sight disinfection to objects and surfaces, with treatment times typically between 1-5 minutes depending on the arrangement.  Off-the-shelf UV light fixtures are mounted according to a customized design based on a facility’s needs to ensure a well-balanced solution is implemented.

Similar systems are in place within vaccine production suites research facilities to disinfect incoming supplies.  Contact us to learn more about these inexpensive, custom solutions.