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UV Light Applications in Hospitals

Date:Jan 27, 2021

It has been proved that ultraviolet rays (UV) emitted at UVC wavelengths can eliminate tough viruses and bacteria, which makes the hospital's ultraviolet sterilizer disinfection system an important tool to resist bacteria in healthcare. The hospital creates miracles every day, dedicated employees and rapid medical progress will continue to emerge. Despite careful disinfection of hospital rooms and equipment, patients still get infected during hospitalization.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 31 patients in the hospital will receive at least one HAI every day. In total, nearly 1.7 million patients are infected with another health problem each year, of which about 98,000 (1 in 17 people die from HAI). Infecting HAI from the hospital usually prolongs the patient's time in the hospital. If infected with super bacteria, it may cause disastrous consequences.

 

UV disinfectant eliminates superbugs in hospitals

It turns out that ultraviolet disinfectants used in hospitals can reduce harmful pathogens, including some of the most dangerous super bacteria. Some of the most difficult bacteria to treat include methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), Clostridium difficile, vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus (VRE), and Acinetobacter. Patients infected with one of these superbugs will need to be hospitalized for a long time and may require intensive care.

The infection of one of these superbugs is difficult to treat because they can survive in the environment for a long time, so that even after the infected patient leaves the room and cleans it, the infection may be transmitted to the next patient. Ultraviolet rays are helping hospitals reduce the spread of the most stubborn superbugs that remain in the wards and cause new infections.

Also, it has been proved that ultraviolet rays in UVC wavelengths (especially 254 nm) can eliminate even the most stubborn super bacteria, and are helping hospitals to reduce the spread of infections. Ultraviolet disinfectants have been used in HVAC units in hospitals to clean and disinfect air, as well as in UVC robots that roam around empty wards and emit powerful ultraviolet radiation.

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Enhanced Disinfection Effective in Hospitals

It is proven that UV disinfection can effectively reduce the spread of diseases in hospitals when combined with typical manual cleaning practices and has nothing to do with manual cleaning processes. Ultraviolet rays can disinfect hard-to-reach places and are helping hospitals around the world fight the spread of harmful super bacteria. Although the hospital's ultraviolet disinfectant works well, it cannot replace manual cleaning

According to a study by the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), before and after chemical disinfection, the microbial load of objects inside and outside the OR environment was measured, and ultraviolet light reduced the active microbial load by 92% to 97.7% before use. To the sterilization box. Ultraviolet rays also reduce the microbial burden on objects outside the operating room without prior chemical disinfection, with an effect of 96.3% to 99.6%.

Ultraviolet disinfectants are helping hospitals around the world prevent the spread of harmful microorganisms, including superbugs, viruses, bacteria, mold, mildew, and even volatile organic compounds (VOC).



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