People are the most value part of the equation

In the United States, hospitals are in the business of providing healthcare to over 35 million inpatients and performing over 51 million procedures annually. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 5-10% of patients get a hospital-associated infection (HAI) or nosocomial infection during their stay. This staggering statistic shows just how critically important it is that everyone, from hospital executives down to front-line workers, understands the need for a coordinated, multimodal effort in controlling and preventing the spread of infectious diseases. (Darrel Hicks 2/2/16)

Getting a large group of environmental workers to coordinate their daily activity using the same set of best practices is not an easy task. Health Care Management must define each individual and group’s role, provide formal and ongoing training, and coordinate the ongoing work schedule. Equipping the group with easy to use, reliable and robust tools to be effective. The organization needs to measure and track the results including an active continuous improvement plan.

The environmental services personnel cleaning the facilities are on the front-line for infection prevention. Organization like the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) offers certification programs to establish best practices and then methods on effective ongoing training.

Darrel Hicks has written an article called: Time to turn Cleaning Staff into Certified Technicians”. Read Full Article 

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This article focuses on the importance of well-trained environmental services staff and how they could be the most cost effective solution to reducing the spread of infection within the health care facility.

UVC Cleaning Systems manufactures the equipment that integrates into the process and procedures of a coordinated infection prevention program; effective products that are simple to operate, safe and extremely reliable 

Update on 222nm Exposure and ACGIH Eye Exposure Safety

Finally! We get some real world explanation of TLVs (Threshold Limit Values) and effects on eye radiation using 222 nm technology. A recently published article by the Council for Optical Radiation Measurements titled "Expected ACGIH Eye Exposure When Using 222 nm Ceiling Mounted Sources" gives some vital updates all 222nm users and future users should be aware of.

Far UV-C is the answer to our Pandemic fears

Could Far UV-C (222) help the fight against not only Covid-19 and its many variants, but Monkeypox as well? The answer is yes, yes it can. This article from explains Far UV-C and how it inactivates pathogens. Being that Monkeypox...

222 is the Future of Disinfection at UVC

    For decades, UV-C wavelengths of light have been used to disinfect everything from water to walls. In more recent years 254 nm wavelengths of UV-C light have been the standard in the fight against pathogens. However, there is a...
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