Impact of an automated multiple emitter whole-room ultraviolet-C disinfection system on hospital acquired infections: A quasi-experimental study

Molly Steele*, Ryan R. Hurtado, Karen Rychlik, Amanda Bonebrake, Maria C. Bovee, Anna O'Donnell, Joshua Perryman, Larry K. Kociolek

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Abstract

A quasi-experimental study performed in a pediatric hematology-oncology unit demonstrated that whole-room ultraviolet-C disinfection was associated with a significant reduction in hospital-onset Clostridioides difficile infection (P< .01, trend and level), but not healthcare-associated viral respiratory infections (P= .06 for trend, P= .36 for level) or central line-associated bloodstream infections (P> 0.75, trend and level).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1200-1203
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume49
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2021

Keywords

  • Central line-associated Bloodstream infection
  • Clostridioides difficile
  • Disinfection
  • Healthcare-associated infection
  • Respiratory virus
  • Ultraviolet

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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