AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a peer-reviewed study (http://www.ajicjournal.org/article/S0196-6553(15)00757-9/abstract) published in the December issue of American Journal of Infection Control1, researchers documented that using Infection Prevention Technologies (IPT) NextGen UV™ disinfection robots and a dedicated team of trained operators resulted in significant reductions of healthcare acquired infections. The study was conducted over a 6-month period at Hollywood Community Hospital / Brotman Medical Center Campus.
Several factors make the study notable. It is peer-reviewed and demonstrated significant reductions in multiple harmful pathogens including a 42.7% decrease in the incidence of Clostridium difficile infections, 71.4% decrease in Acinetobacter baumannii infections, and a 100% drop in Klebsiella pneumoniae infections.
Tom Kenny, IPT's CEO noted, "While many studies highlight a disease reduction in a small area of the hospital, this study was conducted hospital-wide. 95% of the rooms in the entire facility were treated. These results are compelling evidence for the efficacy of our state-of-the-art UV robots and the benefits of using skilled robot operators." The overall HAI incidence rate was reduced 34.2% during the intervention period.
Kenny continued, "Not only is the ROI demonstrably high but based on the total reduction of HAI incidents and the average cost of an HAI re-admission, the derived cost-savings is nearly $250,000 in just 6 months. That's huge. The bottom line is serious cost avoidance and a much safer environment for both patients and staff."
Clean Sweep Group Inc. (CSGI), an infection prevention and disinfection training, sales, and services provider based in Beverly Hills, Calif., supplied and managed the trained operators and implemented a refined methodology for implementation of the UVC technology. Clean Sweep's President, Leo Williams, pointed out, "The dedicated service model for deploying UV disinfection technology both lessens the already heavy work burden on the EVS staff and allows for a much higher utilization of the disinfection robots. Clean Sweep implements a strategic and consistent UV implementation design that results in a highly effective UV program."
1 - Nathanael A. Napolitano, MPH, Tanmay Mahapatra, MBBS, Weiming Tang, MD, PhD (2015). The effectiveness of UV-C radiation for facility-wide environmental disinfection to reduce health care-acquired infections. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online August 12, 2015. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2015.07.006
About NextGen UV™ Technology
IPT's state-of-the-art NextGen UV™ advancements include patented "Field Balance™" and "PowerBoost UV™" technologies, ensuring the highest germicidal UV-C energy output. SmartDosage UV™ technology automatically calibrates disinfection regimens so a complete dose of UV is thoroughly applied to the entire treatment environment. IPT's best-in-class Steri-Trak™ software offers secure, cloud-based treatment scheduling, tracking and management.
About Infection Prevention Technologies, LLC
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