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Review of the Efficacy of UVC for Surface Decontamination

Version 1 : Received: 24 August 2019 / Approved: 25 August 2019 / Online: 25 August 2019 (16:55:50 CEST)

How to cite: Elgujja, A.; Altalhi, H.H.; Ezreqat, S. Review of the Efficacy of UVC for Surface Decontamination. Preprints 2019, 2019080257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0257.v1). Elgujja, A.; Altalhi, H.H.; Ezreqat, S. Review of the Efficacy of UVC for Surface Decontamination. Preprints 2019, 2019080257 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201908.0257.v1).

Abstract

Evidence has shown that the state of the patient care environment has a direct impact in heightening the risks of hospital acquired infections among patients admitted in hospitals. And in view of the sub-optimal standard of cleanings by housekeeping staff, the quest for a better approach to reliably disinfect environmental surfaces in healthcare facilities. The ultraviolet light has been known for its antimicrobial property, and have been used in water treatment, food processing and in-duct cleaning of ventilations. A recent introduction of its use for surface decontamination has raised interest among hospitals.However, studies have shown that, in spite of its relative success in other applications, there is doubt in its efficacy in decontaminating shadowed areas of the room, and therefore, would not be seen as justifying its capital intensiveness.

Subject Areas

surface decontamination; UVC; UV light technology; environmental disinfection

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Received: 26 August 2019
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