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Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2013 May;34(5):527-9. doi: 10.1086/670211.

Rapid hospital room decontamination using ultraviolet (UV) light with a nanostructured UV-reflective wall coating.

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Hospital Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Health Care, Chapel Hill, NC, USA.

Abstract

We tested the ability of an ultraviolet C (UV-C)-reflective wall coating to reduce the time necessary to decontaminate a room using a UV-C-emitting device (Tru-D SmartUVC). The reflective wall coating provided the following time reductions for decontamination: for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, from 25 minutes 13 seconds to 5 minutes 3 seconds ([Formula: see text]), and for Clostridium difficile spores, from 43 minutes 42 seconds to 9 minutes 24 seconds ([Formula: see text]).

PMID:
23571373
DOI:
10.1086/670211
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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