Proven Solutions to Disinfect Hospital HVAC Coils
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) technologies from UVDI prevent microbial growth on hospital coiling coils.
Valencia, CA, December 12th, 2011 -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are infections caused by a wide variety of common and unusual bacteria, fungi, and viruses during the course of receiving medical care. Medical advances have brought lifesaving care to patients in need, yet many of those advances come with a risk of HAI. These infections related to medical care can be devastating and even deadly. As our ability to prevent HAIs grows, these infections are increasingly unacceptable.”
The CDC has previously stated that one out of every twenty hospital patients acquires an infection while being treated for another illness. Due to these high rates of infections, reducing healthcare-associated infections has become a central focus of the CDC in recent years.
UltraViolet Devices, Inc. (UVDI), a leading provider of advanced ultraviolet (UV) disinfection and coil maintenance products, has been on the forefront of developing technologies designed to disinfect hospital cooling coils that are a known source of airborne biological contamination. UVDI products, when properly specified, eliminate microbial threats that originate from growth on HVAC coils such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa. These technologies harness the power of UV-C energy to disrupt the DNA of bacteria, fungi and viruses.
“In healthcare environments the presence of any microbial pathogens can lead to potentially deadly infections. Those most at risk are people with compromised immune systems, often associated with patients in healthcare environments,” reported Richard Hayes, President of UltraViolet Devices, Inc. “Hospital Infection Control Officers and Facility Managers are concerned about the growth of microbial pathogens on coiling cools in healthcare HVAC systems and are specifying UV-C coil treatment systems to disinfect the coils. UVDI’s ALTRU-V brand of HVAC disinfection products are all designed to accomplish this important task,” he continued.
About UltraViolet Devices, Inc.
UVDI is a leading manufacturer and supplier of UV-C products for air, surface and water disinfection. Under the ALTRU-V® brand, UVDI markets a full line of products for the HVAC market designed to reduce energy consumption and lower maintenance costs while delivering cleaner, healthier air. Under UVDI’s Sparks Technology™ brand, the company markets gas phase filtration products for use in commercial and industrial applications worldwide.