Infection Prevention

New weapons in Infection Control and Prevention

Meg Bryant of Healthcare Dive:

“Newer technologies, such as ultraviolet light and real-time locating systems, are putting new teeth in the war on HAIs and helping hospitals and helping increase room turnover time.

UV light adds a level of disinfection above routine cleaning and sterilization and is often used in rooms following discharge of patients with multidrug-resistant organisms to prevent transmission to an incoming patient. ECRI Institute included UV-C LEDs — a newer option that emits light in the “deep UV” range, which is most useful for killing germs — in its 2017 list watch list of emerging technologies.”

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