Fighting infection with UV light
Some healthcare facilities are now using ultraviolet radiation to help them disinfect surfaces and even the air
By Medline Newsroom Staff | August 13, 2020
Stopping the spread of microbes is priority number one for hospitals across the country. In recent months, a number of health facilities, such as St. Tammany’s Hospital in Louisiana have begun using UV disinfection technology to help them in this endeavor.
UV disinfection uses ultraviolet light to kill or inactivate microbes on surfaces and even in the air. Recent reports indicate hospital are using these technologies to augment their infection control protocols. But how does UV disinfection work, and is it actually effective?
To answer these questions and more, the Medline Newsroom sat down with Dr. Rosie Lyles, Medline director of clinical affairs, and Megan Henken, vice president of product management within Medline’s Environmental Services division.