Applications of Ultraviolet Light in Healthcare
Richard Martinello | Yale University, USA
The use of ultraviolet light (UV) has a long history of providing support for the provision of safer and more effective healthcare and there has been renewed interest in its use. During this past decade, there has been a significant expansion of the use of UV, particularly UV-C, for the disinfection of healthcare environments. While UVC has been used for decades for the disinfection of air, much of the expansion of the use of UVC-based disinfection in healthcare has focused on surface disinfection. More recent applications have included the use of UV to disinfect medical equipment and to treat patients with superficial soft tissue infections. This presentation will provide a discussion of the data supporting these established and emerging uses of UV in healthcare.