Review of the efficacy of UVC for surface decontamination

Elgujja, AA ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0476-8810, Altalhi, HH and Ezreqat, S 2019, 'Review of the efficacy of UVC for surface decontamination' , Preprints .

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Access Information: This is a preprint paper and has not been peer-reviewed. The peer-reviewed article based on this preprint is: Elgujja, AA , Altalhi, HH and Ezreqat, S 2020, 'Review of the efficacy of ultraviolet C for surface decontamination' , Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine, 3 (1) , pp. 8-12, and can be accessed at: http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/jnsm.jnsm_21_19

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.

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Journal or Publication Title: Preprints
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Depositing User: Dr AA Elgujja
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 13:04
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 10:46
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/60204

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