Patient and health care worker perceptions of daily use of ultraviolet-C technology as an adjunct to daily cleaning in an academic hospital: Secondary study of Ultra Violet-C Light Evaluation as an Adjunct to Removing Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms

Clare Rock, Melanie S. Curless, Kathryn A. Carson, Elaine Nowakowski, Verna Scheeler, Lisa L. Maragakis

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Abstract

A cluster randomized crossover trial is in progress at The Johns Hopkins Hospital to investigate the impact of daily ultraviolet (UV)-C light disinfection on the acquisition of health care–associated pathogens. To understand perceptions and challenges to daily use of UV-C, we surveyed health care workers (HCWs) and patients. Most HCWs think daily UV-C decreases the patients’ risk of acquiring infection. Daily UV-C is acceptable to patients and may enhance their overall hospital experience.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)348-349
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume46
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

Keywords

  • UV-C light disinfection
  • health care worker perceptions
  • health care–associated infections
  • multidrug-resistant organisms
  • patient perceptions
  • patient room cleaning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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