Module 3 Fink, Catherine UV Light: Technology that will Propel

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1. Ultraviolet Light Surface-Disinfecting Devices for Prevention of Hospital-Acquired Infections

1.1. Demand

1.1.1. It is estimated that 10% of adults with short-term hospitalization have contracted a HAI (hospital acquired infection) (Health Quality Ontario, 2018).

1.1.2. UV radiation lamps can be used to deactivate bacteria, viruses and mold

1.1.2.1. Common harmful HAI

1.1.2.1.1. MRSA

1.1.2.1.2. C diff

1.2. Synthesis

1.2.1. Cost and Funding

1.2.1.1. Fundraising

1.2.1.1.1. high initial investment

1.2.1.1.2. Staff Training

1.2.2. Time Management

1.2.2.1. adding additional steps to room turnover

1.2.2.1.1. less usage due to time contraint

1.2.2.1.2. not utilized due to lack of training

1.2.3. Progress Monitoring

1.2.3.1. Utilization and Outcomes

1.2.3.1.1. decreases patient infections

1.2.3.1.2. higher satisfaction rates due to less readmissions

1.2.3.1.3. deceased length of stay

1.3. Legal & Ethical Considerations

1.3.1. reducing harm to patients

1.3.1.1. reduction of HSI

1.3.2. UV light emits radiation and proper safety protocol should be followed

1.3.3. alert staff of benefits and risks