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.”