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Deployment of a touchless ultraviolet light robot for terminal room disinfection: The importance of audit and feedback

01 Feb 2018 6:36 PM | Gary Cohen (Administrator)
  • Terminal disinfection with ultraviolet device in Clostridium difficile rooms.
  • Compliance improved from 20% to 100% during a 25 month study.
  • Audit and feedback utilized to drive compliance of ultraviolet disinfection.

Touchless ultraviolet disinfection (UVD) devices effectively reduce the bioburden of epidemiologically relevant pathogens, including Clostridium difficile. During a 25-month implementation period, UVD devices were deployed facilitywide for the terminal disinfection of rooms that housed a patient who tested positive for C difficile. The deployment was performed with structured education, audit and feedback, and resulted in a multidisciplinary practice change that maximized the UVD capture rate from 20% to 100%.

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