Each month in The Wave Blog, we’ll be highlighting new studies and position papers that impact UV-C disinfection and successful environmental and surface hygiene. If you see a study that you think your peers would find valuable, please send it in to us to share at [email protected].
Recent studies have highlighted the continued need for the use of proven UV-C disinfection – both for high-touch, shared surfaces and whole room disinfection, as part of an effective surface hygiene bundle.
Dr. Kelly Reynolds from the University of Arizona recently published new commentary, “Grappling with the Trade-offs of Cleaning and Disinfection: A Call for Targeted Hygiene”, highlighting the need for targeted use of chemical-based cleaners and disinfectants, due to potential tradeoffs such as Healthcare worker reaction to product fumes, odors and aesthetics.
Furthermore, a recently published study in AJIC from researchers at the Central Texas Veterans Healthcare system evidenced the continued contamination of high-touch, shared surfaces – including bed rails, Workstations on Wheels (WOW) and manikins, by a wide array of microorganisms.
With novel research indicating high-touch surfaces remain a source of microbial contamination and leading researchers highlighting the overuse of traditional chemical-based cleaners and disinfectants, proven UV-C disinfection – both for whole room use and as a high-performance, handheld device for high-touch surfaces – can be a valuable tool to incorporate into your surface hygiene bundle.