Impact on hospital ops and microbial reduction

Evaluation of a pulsed-xenon ultraviolet room disinfection device for impact on hospital operations and microbial reduction.

Stibich M, Stachowiak J, Tanner B, Berkheiser M, Moore L, Raad I, Chemaly RF; Infection Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011, 32:286-288.

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.