Use UV Light to Disinfect Items in Your Hospital for Infection Control
Preventing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) starts with cleanliness. From your hands, to the objects staff use every day to do their job, everything needs to be sterilized and clean to eliminate germs. The problem is that these practices take time and can be easily forgotten when your hospital is busy fighting to save lives. Technological advances are being made all the time to assist in the on-going battle against HAIs; the latest is UV Light Cabinets. The UV Light Cabinets emit a flash that is designed to quickly and effectively disinfect a wide range of patient-care equipment as well as your staff’s personal items, which are all known to pose a risk of disease transmission and act as vector for HAIs.
How the UV Light Cabinets Work for Infection Control
At a certain wavelength (254 nm) ultraviolet germicidal light (UVC) breaks the molecular bonds inside microbial DNA, producing deadly thymine dimers, essentially, destroying the germ. In studies going back more than 70 years, UVC like that used in the cabinets, has been shown to kill more than 300 different germs, including bacteria, viruses, mold, fungi, and yeast. There is no microorganism on earth that is resistant to ultraviolet germicidal light.
The placement of the UV Light Cabinet is recommended to be mounted on a custom, stainless steel surgical case cart with an antimicrobial copper alloy push handle; however, you can also place it on a counter-top. The case carts made of stainless steel and copper provide an extra layer of infection control (learn more about anti-microbial copper).
What Can You Put in the UV Light Cabinet?
The UV Light Cabinets help eliminate transient bacteria found on numerous objects that are handled by your staff. In fact, the UV Light Cabinets can disinfect a wide range of everyday objects and items that are difficult to clean, including:
- Blood pressure cuffs
- Cell phones
- MARs scanners
- Keys/ID cards
- Writing instruments
Contact Us for UV Light Cabinets to Eliminate Germs and Prevent HAIs
Southwest Solutions Group® provides UV Light Cabinets for use in all types of medical facilities. If you are interested in learning more about the germ fighting power of UV light, please give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message, and we will put you in touch with your local representative.
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