The American Ultraviolet UVC OR Package offers a permanent solution to reducing HAI's and SSI's in the OR. By using a series of strategically placed UVC sterilization fixtures, the OR Package also helps:
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Why UVC for the Operating Room?
Studies as far back as 1937 (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, and as recent as 2007 (Center for Hip and Knee Surgery, St. Francis Hospital-Mooresville, Mooresville, Indiana) report the effectiveness of ultraviolet light disinfection in reducing overall post-surgical infection rates. In the Duke study, during the first five years of use, overall infection rates on clean cases showed a significant decrease from 10% to 0.24%; on the orthopedic service, a decrease from 16.5% to 0.75% was reported. For the next 26 years, the overall infection rate was reduced to 0.34%.
The St. Francis study (July 1986 to July 2005) shows the infection rate in operating rooms decreased significantly, from 1.77% to 0.57%, when disinfecting UVC light was used, even when laminar airflow was eliminated. Furthermore, the decrease in the infection rate for total knee replacements was also significant, from 2.2% to 0.5% (p <0.0001)
With the already extraordinary, and still increasing, cost of infections (including hospitalization, physician care, nurses' salary, hospital insurance, death benefits in case of death, etc.), it's obvious that reducing infection rates is extremely important. And with health insurance no longer covering healthcare associated infections, proactive hospitals can avoid significant monetary waste by investing in proven technology, ultraviolet light for disinfection, that will reduce infections.
Why the American Ultraviolet OR Package?
Ultraviolet Germicidal UVC Operating Room Packages from American Ultraviolet reduce the threat of microbiological contamination of the surgical wound during orthopedic surgeries by continuously disinfecting the wound surface, and the environment around the patient, with cleansing UVC disinfection light. Postsurgical infection rates, including healthcare associated infections and surgical site infections can be significantly reduced with UV disinfecting light.
19-year longitudinal study shows UVC disinfectionl light can help reduce risk of post-op infection by 66.67%
Unlike a mobile unit, which might be somewhere else in your facility, the OR Package is permanently installed in your most critical environment – the OR – and therefore is always present and available for use for UV room disinfection.
Timed Daily Cycle
Simply set it like an alarm clock and, without the need for additional personnel, run the OR Package at full intensity, at any predetermined time the OR will not be in use
Use Before, During And After A Procedure
Use the American Ultraviolet UVC Operating Room "Package" to disinfect the OR before, during, and/or after all surgical procedures
The UVC Operating Room Package from American Ultraviolet is inexpensive to install and maintain, and it does not inconvenience others who wish to use the operating rooms, without UVC lamps, as the lamps can simply be turned off.
With appropriate and relatively simple safety measures, UVC OR Packages are very cost-effective hospital UV disinfection solutions that can help prevent postsurgical infections that can result in failed arthroplasty and patient morbidity.
Since the 1930s UVC light for disinfection has been used to reduce DNA and RNA-based contaminants (bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, protozoa), and provide operating room personnel, and patients, with improved UV decontamination.
The OR Package, and many other UV sterilization medical devices manufactured by American Ultraviolet since 1960, have been safely operating in hospitals, laboratories, clean rooms, doctors' offices, commercial buildings, food processing plants and residences throughout the world - any place a concern for disinfection exists. American Ultraviolet is the clear leader in UV room disinfection, and remains committed to providing the highest quality equipment at the most competitive price.
The UVC dosimeter™ is a safe and efficient tool that can be used to verify UVC exposure of a surface, or an instrument, throughout all healthcare environments. American Ultraviolet is the Exclusive Distributor of the UVC Dosimeter throughout North America. Learn More.
To learn more about the OR Package, and other ultraviolet machines from American Ultraviolet that will help reduce the spread of HAI's and SSI's, please visit our technical library where you can download and print literature.