As hospital systems implement UV room disinfection to combat continued pandemic surges and the ongoing challenge of Healthcare-associated Infections, the proliferation of UV devices and claims can make it difficult for healthcare professionals to get a basic level of factual clarity. This webinar hosted by Dr. Ashish Mathur is designed to help Healthcare Professionals distinguish fact from fiction --- using a Town Hall-like format to review and clarify 10 common topics and misperceptions regarding UV room disinfection technology. The 10 topics span true device effectiveness, operation and safety. Specific content includes the importance of time and distance in efficacy, safety questions regarding mercury and ozone, as well as key considerations for UV lamps. The goal of this webinar is to help healthcare professionals achieve better patient outcomes by providing a deeper understanding of UV room disinfection.
After completing this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:
1. Identify and correct common misperceptions regarding ultraviolet (UV) device effectiveness, operation and safety.
2. Describe safety considerations in UV disinfection.
3. Discuss key considerations in the selection and use of UV disinfection devices.
1.0 Contact Hour for Nurses and Infection Preventionists
Ashish Mathur, Ph.D.,
Vice President of Innovation and Technology