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Assessing the Feasibility of a Focused Multivector Ultraviolet System Between Surgery Cases with a Parallel Protocol for Enhanced Disinfection Capabilities

Published:March 21, 2019DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2019.02.017
      A focused multivector ultraviolet (FMUV) light system was used in a parallel process with manual chemical disinfection during operating room (OR) turnovers to assess the impact on cleaning time. The average time to disinfect an OR using only chemical wipes and mops was 19.0 minutes (n = 68); for the FMUV process, the average time was 18.8 minutes (n = 61). The mean cleaning times were equivalent within a 7% margin (P < .17), and total turnover time was not significantly affected.

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