Review of the efficacy of ultraviolet C for surface decontamination

Elgujja, AA ORCID:, 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.

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Evidence has shown that the state of the patient care environment has a direct impact on heightening the risks of hospital-acquired infections among patients admitted in hospitals. Moreover in view of the suboptimal standard of cleanings by housekeeping staff, there has been the quest for a better approach to reliably disinfect environmental surfaces in health-care facilities. The ultraviolet light has been known for its antimicrobial property and has 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 health-care facilities. 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, may not be seen as justifying its capital intensiveness.

Item Type: Article
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Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Nature and Science of Medicine
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer
ISSN: 2589-627X
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Depositing User: Dr AA Elgujja
Date Deposited: 07 May 2021 13:05
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2022 07:08

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