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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.

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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.