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Literature review

Literature Review and Practice Recommendations: Existing and emerging technologies used for decontamination of the healthcare environment. Ultraviolet Light V2.0

Published on 30 November 2022

From: Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare Associated Infection Scotland

The use of ultraviolet (UV) light systems for decontamination of the healthcare environment.



Existing research implies that improved surface cleaning and disinfection can reduce healthcare-associated infections. This review intends to assess the evidence base on the appropriateness of using UV light decontamination systems for both routine cleaning and terminal cleaning in the healthcare environment.