UVC LEDs: Energizing a new generation of portable, healthcare disinfection devices

Mark Pizzuto, Crystal IS According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), one in every 25 hospital patients in the U.S. will contract a hospital-acquired infection (HAI) during their visit. Often expensive and sometimes fatal, HAIs are adding billions to the country’s already bourgeoning healthcare costs. For decades, hospitals and other healthcare facilities

Narrow wavelength of UV light safely kills drug-resistant bacteria

Scientists from the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Medical Center have shown that a narrow wavelength of ultraviolet (UV) light safely killed drug-resistant MRSA bacteria in mice, demonstrating a potentially safe and cost-effective way to reduce surgical site infections, a major public health concern. A paper just published by PLOS ONE describes how

Automated UV disinfection device reduces infection

Among the key findings in the article, researchers concluded that, “improved terminal cleaning of rooms leads to a decreased rate of individual patient colonization and infection,” and likewise, “improved terminal cleaning of rooms leads to a decreased facility-wide rate of colonization and infection.” Meaning, healthcare environments have a direct impact on patient care and outcomes.

UV Disinfection continues to grow in infection control

Ultraviolet Light Disinfection is not a new technology to many industries, but more and more experts are utilizing the technology in the growing concern of providing infection control in hospitals globally. The most recent area of the world to take an interest in using UV in these capacities is Canada. UV disinfection works by utilizing

New UV-based infection prevention device fills dangerous gaps between robots, germicidal wipes and bleaches

Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems, llc. (AUVS) has announced the immediate availability of it groundbreaking KR615 UV Germicidal Enclosure which was developed toaddress a dangerous gap in healthcare provider’s Infection Prevention Protocols. Residing bedside in patient rooms and placed in other healthcare environments including the OR, ICU and Emergency Departments, the KR615 decontaminates high-touch medical and non-medical