Location: Main Plenary Hall – Monday 15th October – 12:45 PM – 01:45 PM
Workshop Stream 1: Successful Deployment of UV-C Disinfection: A Multiple Emitter Approach.
The Surfacide Helios® Multiple Emitter UV-C Disinfection System (Helios System) is an automated system used in an unoccupied healthcare environment to disinfect a variety of hard surfaces through UV-C exposure as an adjunct to existing traditional cleaning procedures.
The role of hard surfaces in the healthcare environment in the transmission of nosocomial pathogens has been extensively studied. The overwhelming evidence describes these surfaces as potential fomites for transmission of pathogens between patients. The evidence also indicates that often these surfaces remain colonized by bacterial and viral agents even after standard terminal cleaning procedures.
This workshop will highlight and discuss the key factors which determine success in the deployment of UV- C technology: Shadows, Distance/Intensity, and Workflow Efficiency.
Benefits of Attending
- Understanding the success factors that determine efficacy with UV-C Disinfection
- Identifying the appropriate technology that addresses Shadows, Distance and Efficiency.
- Understanding the factors that help achieve optimal reduction in HAI
- Understanding the evidence and outcomes versus claims in UV-C Disinfection
Brief Summary of Content
The Surfacide® Helios Multiple Emitter UV-C Disinfection system is an innovative and effective new technology to reduce pathogens that cause healthcare-associated infections (HAI). Surfacide® is the only proprietary and patented triple-emitter configuration that delivers higher efficiency levels of UV-C energy in less time than other first-generation systems. By deploying three emitters Surfacide greatly reduces the overall disinfection time and effort by eliminating the need for repositioning or movement of the emitters to adequately disinfect the environment. Additionally, shadowed areas of the room are minimized by the multiple emitter approaches.
The use of UV-C energy is well established as an effective germicidal agent; however, it is clearly recognized that surfaces located within the direct line of the site energy emitting source are more effectively disinfected. The absorption of UV-C energy at 254nm by the DNA of microorganisms causes a disruption of the nucleotide bonds and formation of thymidine dimers. This disruption of cellular DNA leaves the microorganisms unable to infect a host or replicate.
Jeffry D. Veenhuis, President & CEO, Surfacide