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Evaluation of a Pulsed-Xenon Ultraviolet Room Disinfection Device for Impact on Hospital Operations and Microbial Reduction

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2015

Mark Stibich
Affiliation:
Xenex Healthcare Services, Austin, Texas
Julie Stachowiak
Affiliation:
Xenex Healthcare Services, Austin, Texas
Benjamin Tanner
Affiliation:
Antimicrobial Test Laboratories, Round Rock, Texas
Matthew Berkheiser
Affiliation:
Environmental Health and Safety, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Linette Moore
Affiliation:
Environmental Health and Safety, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Issam Raad
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Roy F. Chemaly
Affiliation:
Department of Infectious Diseases, Infection Control, and Employee Health, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
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Abstract

This study evaluated the use of pulsed-xenon ultraviolet (PX-UV) room disinfection by sampling frequently touched surfaces in vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) isolation rooms. The PX-UV system showed a statistically significant reduction in microbial load and eliminated VRE on sampled surfaces when using a 12-minute multiposition treatment cycle.

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Copyright © The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America 2011

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