All American Ultraviolet UVC germicidal fixtures include motion + heat sensors, on-board lamp intensity monitors, high-efficiency electronic transformers, and 12,000-hour UVC lamps.
The OR-CCU is the brain of the American Ultraviolet Operating Room Package.
OR-SM-36 fixtures are direct UVC germicidal fixtures used for surface and wound site disinfection before, during, and after the procedure, making the American Ultraviolet OR Package a very smart choice for Operating Room disinfection.
The advantage of using ceiling mounted ultraviolet light fixtures in the OR, rather than a mobile device, is that the fixtures can be spaced out to create a more consistent pattern of energy - more angles provides better coverage.
A typical installation will have 8-10 OR-SM-36 surface mounted fixtures on the ceiling:
The goal of this configuration is to lay down an even energy footprint that floods the room with UV disinfection light and eliminates, or at least minimizes, any shadowed areas. Mobile units currently on the market are limited in their energy footprint, and they also require multiple positions in order to have a similar impact.
OR-WM-36 UVC germicidal fixtures confine UVC rays to a narrow beam, directed across the upper portion of the room, for upper air treatment. Beam width and height are controlled with louvers that create a powerful, concentrated beam of germicidal UVC energy, resulting in maximum intensity and increased safety.
OR-DB fixtures confine UVC rays to a narrow beam, creating a "curtain" of energy in all doorways. Beam width and height are controlled with louvers that create a powerful, concentrated beam of germicidal UVC energy, resulting in maximum intensity and increased safety.
Each OR Package includes a Radiometer that measures the intensity of UVC light energy delivered to the surgical site and communicates with the controller, and fixtures, to deliver the appropriate energy level during procedures.
OR-SIGN safety signs that come with the OR Package are illuminated warning signs designed to alert personnel entering the operating theater that direct UV disinfection light is being used inside the room. Any time the UV fixtures in the room are energized, the warning sign(s) illuminate with a "CAUTION UV LIGHT ON" message.
In addition to this bold visual indicator, each and every UVC fixture in the room is an "intelligent" fixture with its own Motion + IR sensor. If any fixture were to "see" motion or sense heat in the space during a full disinfection cycle, all of the fixtures will immediately shut down, and the fault will be recorded as part of the data logging.
Staff TrainingFull staff training from a qualified, experienced trainer about proper usage and maintenance is included with the American Ultraviolet OR Package. A comprehensive Operation & Maintenance Manual is also provided with each package. Though the OR Package is user-friendly, you can be certain we remain committed to making sure all of your users are comfortable with how to operate and maintain the OR Package
To learn more about the OR Package, and other healthcare products 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.
Reference 1. “Ultraviolet Radiation: Its Beneficial Effect On The Operating Room Environment And The Incidence of Deep Wound Infection Following Total Hip and Total Knee Arthropolasty.” J. Drennan Lowell, M.D., Ruth B. Kundsin, PH.D. (Full article available upon request).
Reference 2. “Ultraviolet Lighting During Orthopaedic Surgery and the Rate of Infection.” Merrill A. Ritter, Emily M. Olberding and Robert A. Malinzak. Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery 2007;89:1935-1940 doi:10.2106/JBJS.F.01037 (Click here to review full article).