In the past decade, the number of multi-drug resistant pathogens have increased, yet many environmental service professionals methods of cleaning have remained stagnant. EVS professionals are well aware of the risk of surface contamination by prior occupants and the negative effects it can have on new patients if not disinfected properly. So why rely on just one traditional method of cleaning? One of the biggest challenges for every EVS department is achieving consistency. Proper cleaning relies on staff members to repeatedly select the right product, application method, and distribution technique to disinfect surfaces.
A recent article published in Healthcare Facilities Today points out the fact that standardized manual cleaning plus UV disinfection equals the best current practice to disinfect rooms. By implementing a multimodal approach, healthcare facilities can equip their staff with range of effective tools. When selecting a no touch UV disinfection device, companies should first decide between purchasing and leasing. After choosing your financial tool other factors to consider are price, total cost of ownership, maintenance, service cost, customer service, and in house support. To learn more about how UVC Cleaning Systems can help improve your EVS toolkit. Contact us at 810-358-7202 today!