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Ways Germs Can Spread in Your Medical Facility

ultraviolet light kills germs and bacteria to reduce hais

When patients visit your medical facility, they know that when the doctor or nurse comes in the room they will wash or sanitize their hands before beginning the exam. Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent the spread of germs and bacteria. Available on Vizient GPO Contract #CE2900 (Vizient customers call for contract pricing.

But what about the stethoscope the doctor pulls out to exam the patient with. Is it the same one that was just used on another patient with the flu? Was it sanitized between patients? What if a call comes in and the doctor answers their cell phone. Has it ever been sanitized? And when the doctor records the exam results, is the pen their using one of the same pens that patients use to fill out forms?

You Need Another Line of Defense to Prevent HAIs

There are so many items that medical staff come in contact with each minute they’re working. Even if they wash their hands constantly, these items still carry germs and bacteria that can be transferred from patient to patient or room to room. With the rise of healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) and the looming penalties medical facilities will face if they don’t bring them down, you can’t afford to only rely on hand washing. Your medical facility needs another line of defense.

Using Ultraviolet Light to Destroy Germs and Bacteria

With the UV Flash, you’re able to disinfect a wide variety of items and objects that your staff uses or handles throughout the day. The UV Flash uses ultraviolet germicidal light (UVC) at 254 nm to break the molecular bonds inside microbial DNA, thereby destroying germs and bacteria. Studies over the past 70 years have shown that the type of ultraviolet light used in the UV Flash kills more than 300 germs including bacteria, mold, viruses, fungi, and yeast.

Features of the UV Flash

use the uv flash to prevent germs from spreading with ultraviolet lightAt less than 40 inches tall and under 30 inches across, the UV Flash is a more practical, as well as more affordable, choice for many medical facilities compared to some of the more elaborate UV options available. Objects that need to be disinfected are placed inside the UV Flash and, in only 60 seconds, receive a complete 360° disinfection.

Standard features of the UV Flash include:

  • UVC lamps providing 254 nm wavelength
  • Polished aluminum interior
  • Removable shelves for larger items
  • 110-volt, 20-amp circuit
  • System indicator lights
  • View-safe windows
  • Interior courtesy light

Contact Us for More Information About the UV Flash

Southwest Solutions Group® provides medical facilities with the UV Flash to help prevent germs from spreading. To learn more about the power of ultraviolet light and how the UV Flash can be used at your medical facility, give us a call at 1-800-803-1083 or send us a message.


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