UV robots take center stage in the fight against pathogens

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

February 4, 2015

In the wake of the Ebola outbreak, some hospitals are looking at their environmental cleaning practices in a whole new light. Ultraviolet light, to be specific.

Companies that manufacture UVC robots saw a spike in interest—and in some cases, a spike in sales—in the wake of the Ebola cases in the United States. The devices do not replace traditional terminal cleaning, but rather act as a supplement to more effectively kill dangerous pathogens.

With a stronger focus on terminal cleaning procedures, suddenly the machines went from a “nice-to-have” item to a “must-have” device.

This is an excerpt from an article in Patient Safety Monitor Journal.

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