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Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's) by Using UV Light

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Reducing Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI's) by Using UV Light

Time: October 24, 2017 from 6pm to 7pm
Location: Online
Street: 161 Mission Falls Lane, Suite 216
City/Town: Fremont
Website or Map: http://www.mentorhealth.com/c…
Phone: 8003851607
Event Type: webinar
Organized By: Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Latest Activity: Oct 24, 2017

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Training Options  Duration: 60 Minutes  
Friday, November 3, 2017   |   10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

Overview:    Hospital acquired infection rates are of huge concern for patients, visitors, healthcare providers, and staff. The devastating repercussions of acquiring an HAI will not only affect the heath of those afflicted, but in the hospitals reputation as well. With allotted cleaning times reduced to fractions of an hour, the expectation of fully and proficiently sanitizing a room is unreasonable. This means that there is a chronic risk of exposure to harmful organisms from a variety of sources, including the air.

A realistic, affordable, and easy solutions is to utilize ultraviolet light as a disinfection method. Ultraviolet light is a specific part of the electromagnetic spectrum of light that offers bactericidal effects. Ultraviolet light is divided into UV-A, UV-B and UV-C rays. It is the wavelengths in the UV-C spectrum, specifically 254 nm, which offer the greatest germicidal potential. When a micro-organism is exposed to UV-C, the nuclei of the cells are altered due to photolytic processes. This process prevents further replication and causes cell death.

UV-C is effective against a wide range of organisms including MRSA, VRE, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa, among many others which are widespread in the healthcare industry. The properties of UV-C light results in a 99% of harmful organisms and spores in just minutes of exposure with a dry, chemical-free, and residue-free method of disinfection. With patients needing to be in their room much of the day, and cleaning times reduced to unmanageable rates to do a proper job, the need for a quick solution in preventing HAI's is vital.

The risks posed for developing HAI's as well as beneficial Technology in combating the spread of disease will be discussed. These solutions provide ways to disinfect a hospital facility in simple, quick, safe, and effective manner using UV-C light systems. There are a vast number of places of risk of infection at a hospital, and therefore is a wide range of platforms where UV-C light can be applied using different and targeted products.

Why should you Attend: According to the National Institutes for Health (NIH), 1 in 10 individuals who make a hospital stay will inflicted with a nosocomial infection. Nosocomial infections are hospital acquired infections (HAI's) developed in hospital or healthcare service facility that initially appear 48 hours or more after hospital admission or within 30 days after discharge following in patient care.


Areas Covered in the Session:

HAI's
Overview of UV-C light disinfection
Applications within a hospital
Explanation of UV-C products
Limitations of UV-C

Who Will Benefit:
Infection Control
Hospital or LTC Administration
Quality
Housekeeping

Speaker Profile
Paul Lorcheim is the Director of Operations for ClorDiSys Solutions, Inc. since 2001.


Price - $139
Contact Info:
Netzealous LLC -MentorHealth
Phone No: 1-800-385-1607
Fax: 302-288-6884
Email: support@mentorhealth.com
Website: http://www.mentorhealth.com/
Webinar Sponsorship: https://www.mentorhealth.com/control/webinar-sponsorship/

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