Updating to Modern Technologies for Cleaning in Healthcare Settings August 26, 2016

Infection Prevention is not a single solution.  Experts agree that surface contamination is one of the key factors that play a role in pathogen transmission. However, traditional methods of cleaning by environmental staff have been proven to be inadequate. The reason for this often varies based on education and resources available. Some facilities make it more of a priority than others and that has lead to the rise in tracking hospital-associated infections and soon to be skilled nursing site infections. With high levels of accountability and monetary penalties behind the effort to improve infection transmission, the industry has seen a significant rise in modern “no touch” technologies.

All “no touch” technologies bring some kind of benefit to the environmental cleaning process. One technology that shows great promise, is automated ultraviolet light (UV-C) that continuously emits 254 nm to a given treatment area. The benefit to this technology is that it can achieve a good level of pathogen reduction and is extremely easy to use. It requires no sealing of the room and can be completed in just minutes vs. hours for other technology like hydrogen peroxide vapor.

A recent article by the United States National Institute of Health highlights the benefits of ultraviolet light and other no touch technologies as they continue to proliferate in the healthcare environment. Click here to view more

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 Biospace.com 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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