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Category: Infection Control
Product description and innovation synopsis:
The Clorox Healthcare Optimum-UV Enlight System is an all-in-one solution providing powerful surface treatment enhanced by ultraviolet-C (UV-C) technology to kill more than 30 pathogens, including Clostridium difficile spores, carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE), vancomycin-resistant Enterococci (VRE), and Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), for superior infection prevention and patient safety. The Optimum-UV Enlight System provides the optimal balance of strong performance, quality, user-friendly design, and affordability, with advanced data collection and reporting capabilities that help healthcare facilities ensure they are maximizing device usage and getting the efficacy they are counting on.
What sets this product apart from others available in the industry?
The Optimum-UV Enlight System utilizes UV-C, the highest-energy form of ultraviolet light and emits a narrow band of germicidal UV at the ideal wavelength for killing pathogens. It also has best-in-class safety features, including built-in 360° infrared sensors that immediately shut it off when people are present. The enhanced interface, with advanced reporting capabilities tracks in real-time where, when and how it is working, helping facilities comply with internal and external reporting requirements. The user-friendly smart data capabilities help do the heavy lifting to improve infection control processes and minimize workflow challenges so that UV can be seamlessly integrated.
How does this product benefit the surgical team and aid in better outcomes?
The Optimum-UV Enlight System improves patient and staff safety by offering an extra layer of protection and killing microorganisms in high-risk surgical settings, including in areas that may otherwise be missed or insufficiently addressed due to human error. The Optimum-UV Enlight System is used to help safeguard the patient environment against threats posed by emerging pathogens and antibiotic-resistant organisms when implemented in ORs and surgical suites following end-of-day terminal cleaning. Clinical and laboratory research has demonstrated this technology is effective in killing some of the most dangerous healthcare pathogens and that it can do so in fifteen minutes or less.