Environmental decontamination of a hospital isolation room using high-intensity narrow-spectrum light.

@article{Maclean2010EnvironmentalDO,
  title={Environmental decontamination of a hospital isolation room using high-intensity narrow-spectrum light.},
  author={Michelle Maclean and S. J. MacGregor and John G. Anderson and G. A. Woolsey and John E. Coia and Kate Hamilton and Ian J. Taggart and Stuart B Watson and Bhavesh Thakker and George Gettinby},
  journal={The Journal of hospital infection},
  year={2010},
  volume={76 3},
  pages={247-51}
}
The performance of a new decontamination technology, referred to as 'high-intensity narrow-spectrum light environmental decontamination system' (HINS-light EDS) was evaluated by a series of three studies carried out in a hospital isolation room used to treat burns patients. The ceiling-mounted HINS-light EDS emits high-intensity 405nm light which, although bactericidal, is harmless to patients and staff thereby permitting continuous environmental disinfection throughout the day. Performance… CONTINUE READING