Evaluation of a Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Device for Impact on Hospital Operations and Microbial Reduction

This study evaluated the use of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet (PX-UV) room disinfection by sampling frequently touched surfaces in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolation rooms. The PX-UV system showed a statistically significant reduction in microbial load and eliminated VRE on sampled surfaces when using a 12-minute multiposition treatment cycle.

 

Authors: Mark Stibich, Julie Stachowiak, Benjamin Tanner, Matthew Berkheiser, Linette Moore, Issam Raad and Roy F Chemaly Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 32(3):286-8 (2011) PMID 21460515

 

DOI: 10.1086/658329

 

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