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Evaluation of a Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Device for Impact on Hospital Operations and Microbial Reduction

  • Mark Stibich (a1), Julie Stachowiak (a1), Benjamin Tanner (a2), Matthew Berkheiser (a3), Linette Moore (a3), Issam Raad (a4) and Roy F. Chemaly (a4)...

Abstract

This study evaluated the use of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet (PX-UV) room disinfection by sampling frequently touched surfaces in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolation rooms. The PX-UV system showed a statistically significant reduction in microbial load and eliminated VRE on sampled surfaces when using a 12-minute multiposition treatment cycle.

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