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Ultraviolet Light Decontamination in the
Environment Around the Patient

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Mobile: ARTZ/Pathogon® Mobile: MRS Upper Air In Duct Surface

HVAC Air Duct System - UVC Germicidal Fixtures

The increase of healthcare associated infections, also known as hospital-acquired infections (HAI's), has recently led to much discussion, and many reviews, of standard hospital cleaning protocols. The Infection Control Practitioner, along with other Environmental Services Groups, have been tasked to formulate plans and follow established protocols designed to reduce, and even eliminate, harmful pathogens within their respective hospital environments. Goals include targeting and maintaining zero infections in healthcare sites.

Statistics of deaths from HAI's are frightening, with an estimated annual death rate of 90,000 recorded patients, not to mention the exuberant cost involved to treat patients with infections. Time necessary for environmental cleaning is limited, and challenging - often restricted to no more than 20 minutes to terminally clean patient rooms and surgical suites.

American Ultraviolet provides the most affordable, efficient and effective UV decontamination solutions for reducing unwanted surface and airborne microbes in

the environment around the patient, with a particular focus placed on infection control and prevention. Within minutes our UV sterilization lamps, often referred to as UV decontamination lamps, reduce pathogens and multidrug resistant organism which include:

  • Methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • Clostridium difficile – spore forming bacteria
  • Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Vancomycin resistant enterococcus (VRE)
  • Extended Spectrum Beta Lactamase Producers (ESBL) – gram negative bacteria
  • Influenza virus (Avian, Influenza A)
  • Other bacteria, virus, or fungi (please contact American Ultraviolet regarding microbes of specific interest not listed above)

Since 1960 American Ultraviolet has offered the most complete portfolio of UVC germicidal products for healthcare settings. And we proudly manufacture all of our products in the U.S.A.

Review the ATS Labs Report on the Evaluation of Antimicrobial Effectiveness of a UVC Generating Device on Hard Nonporous Surfaces (MRSA and C. Diff). Learn More