American Ultraviolet uses the most comprehensive approach to UVC disinfection to safely cover all areas in a building, and they do so with a special focus on reducing pathogens in the environment. This is the core concept behind the Four (4) pillars of UVC Disinfection. Since it is known that UVC reduces pathogens in air, and on surfaces, a multi-prong approach can be used inside a building.
Pillar One – Upper Air Disinfection
American Ultraviolet’s Pillar One of the “Four Pillars of UVC Disinfection for Healthcare” is the Upper Air disinfection unit. These units provide a UVC blanket of protection over waiting rooms, conference rooms, exam rooms, patient in-take areas, common areas, and other “flashpoints” where infected hosts can spread the contamination.
Pillar Two – Mobile Room UVC Robots for Surface Disinfection
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that hospital acquired infections (HAIs) account for 1.7 million infections, annually, in American hospitals alone (patientcarelink.org). Hospital patient rooms, recovery rooms, operating rooms, triage rooms, and any other locations in a healthcare facility that are used repeatedly to house infected hosts, are known to be “flashpoints of infections” from person to person.
Pillar Three – Heating, Ventilation, Air-conditioning (HVAC)
Unfiltered, contaminated air circulating, and re-circulating, through a healthcare facility can be another prime “flashpoint of infection.” Though HVAC systems include all the equipment used to ventilate, heat/cool, and humidify/dehumidify, most do not address the disinfection of the air in a facility. Improper operation and maintenance of an HVAC system is one of the most common problems that impact the indoor air quality (IAQ) of a workplace.
Pillar Four – Fixed Mount Systems / UVC Operating Room (OR) package
The fourth American Ultraviolet pillar, of the “Four Pillars of UVC Disinfection for Healthcare, is the “Fixed Mounted Packages”. The most popular fixed mount package is the UVC OR package for operating theatres. These systems are designed to combat easily preventable complications and pathogen transmissions during surgeries.