Environmental Infection

Overcoming HAI Challenges with UV Technology

  • Posted: October 7, 2016
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Manual surface disinfection in healthcare facilities is crucial, yet may not be sufficient to eliminate environmental pathogens that cause HAIs. Only about 50% of surfaces in operating or patient rooms are effectively disinfected. Pathogens like C. difficile spores and MRSA can survive on surfaces for several months, and are often found outside isolation rooms. This educational video describes these challenges, and recommends UV treatment for more comprehensive surface disinfection and an additional layer of assurance. Combining UV technology, such as the Clorox Healthcare® Optimum-UV Enlight® System, with manual surface disinfection is extremely effective. Disinfecting with UV technology ensures thorough surface coverage, reaching areas missed during manual cleaning. It reduces the microbial burden on surfaces vs. manual surface disinfection alone, protecting staff and patients against deadly pathogens and ultimately improving patient outcomes.

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