Infection prevention is a critical aspect of healthcare, and hospitals are at the forefront of preventing the spread of infectious diseases. In recent years, new technologies have emerged that can help hospitals improve infection prevention practices. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the latest technologies being used in hospitals for infection prevention.
Ultraviolet-C (UV-C) Disinfection:
UV-C disinfection is a technology that uses ultraviolet light to kill microorganisms on surfaces. UV-C disinfection devices can be used to disinfect patient rooms, operating rooms, and other high-touch surfaces. These devices are effective against a variety of microorganisms, including bacteria and viruses.
Automated Room Disinfection:
Automated room disinfection is a technology that uses hydrogen peroxide vapor to disinfect patient rooms. This technology can be particularly effective in preventing the spread of multi-drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) and other infections that are difficult to control through traditional cleaning and disinfection practices.
Robotic devices are being used in hospitals to perform a variety of tasks, including cleaning and disinfection. These devices can be programmed to clean and disinfect patient rooms, operating rooms, and other high-touch surfaces. Robotic devices can reduce the risk of human error and improve the efficiency of cleaning and disinfection practices.
Antimicrobial surfaces are being used in hospitals to prevent the growth and spread of bacteria and other microorganisms on surfaces. These surfaces can be used in patient rooms, operating rooms, and other high-touch surfaces to reduce the risk of infections.
Hand Hygiene Monitoring:
Hand hygiene monitoring technology uses sensors and other devices to monitor healthcare workers’ compliance with hand hygiene protocols. This technology can provide real-time feedback to healthcare workers and help improve hand hygiene compliance rates.
New technologies are being developed and used in hospitals to improve infection prevention practices. These technologies include UV-C disinfection, automated room disinfection, robotics, antimicrobial surfaces, and hand hygiene monitoring. By adopting these technologies, hospitals can improve infection prevention practices and reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections.