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On Demand: “Beyond the Basics: Can Ultraviolet (UV) Room Disinfection Improve Patient Outcomes?”

Pfiedler Education* presents…”Beyond the Basics: Can Ultraviolet (UV) Room Disinfection Improve Patient Outcomes?”

As hospital systems continue to combat COVID-19 while preventing the transmission of other healthcare-associated infections (HAI), ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection can be a valuable tool to improve patient outcomes. To achieve the maximum benefit from UV room disinfection, a proven, effective UV device must be implemented properly. This program will review the core elements of an effective UV disinfection program including current information on the challenge of preventing HAI, current evidence related to true UV device efficacy, and (3) best practices for efficient UV application and implementation. Key in-facility use sites, the value of multidisciplinary collaboration, and device utilization metrics will also be discussed. The goal of this webinar is to help healthcare professionals achieve better patient outcomes using UV room disinfection.

Learning Objectives  |  After completing this continuing education activity, the participant should be able to:

  1. Summarize the current state of healthcare-associated infections (HAI).
  2. Review key evidence of the effectiveness of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) disinfection against multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) and HAIs.
  3. Discuss best practices for implementation of UV-C application across cross-functional teams.

Target Audience: infection preventionists, nurses and other healthcare professionals who are interested in learning more about enhanced environmental hygiene and ultraviolet disinfection devices.

Continuing Education:  California Board of Registered Nursing. Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 1.0 contact hours. Obtaining full credit for this offering depends upon attendance, regardless of circumstances, from beginning to end. Licensees must provide their license numbers for record-keeping purposes. The certificate of course completion issued at the conclusion of this course must be retained in the participant’s records for at least four (4) years as proof of attendance.

Expiration Date:
This continuing education activity was planned and provided in accordance with accreditation criteria. This material was produced in June 2021 and expires June 2023.

* NOTE: This is a contracted supplier and/or industry-sponsored webinar. HealthTrust has not approved and/or endorsed the content. This program may contain the mention of products, services, drugs or brands presented in a case study or comparative format. Such examples are intended for educational and informational purposes and should not be perceived as an endorsement of any particular supplier, product, service, drug, brand or approach.