UltraViolet Devices Inc. (UVDI) has announced new research demonstrating the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer’s rapid disinfection of operating rooms between surgical procedures will be presented at this month’s Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) Spring Conference.
In the research, conducted by Dr. Gabriele Messina, professor of public health, University of Siena at the Rugani Hospital Monteriggioni in Siena, the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer achieved a greater than 97% germ reduction in operating rooms in only six minutes, with two three-minute disinfection cycles run on each side of the operating table. Testing the UVDI-360 Room Sanitizer’s use in-between surgeries prior to manual cleaning and disinfection was one of multiple environmental hygiene protocols examined in the research.
The Poster Abstract, “UVC in Hospital Theatre: A Hygiene Improvement” will be shared at SHEA during Poster Presentations.
“The results indicate that the use of the UVDI-360 produced high levels of disinfection in the operating room,” stated Messina. “As a complement to manual cleaning, which is key to remove gross filth and soil, these promising results underline the rapid, germicidal effectiveness of 254 nm UV-C in an operating room setting and can standardize the level of environmental hygiene for every single patient who undergoes surgery.”
“This pioneering research verifies the ability to provide enhanced surface disinfection in operating rooms during the day without workflow disruption. As hospitals and surgery centers start to conduct more elective surgical procedures, a cleaner, safer operating room – at the pace healthcare facilities require – can be key to better patient outcomes,” UVDI CEO Peter Veloz said.