Portable medical equipment (PME) can be an important reservoir of pathogens causing health care-associated infections. To address this, a novel, portable ultraviolet disinfection pod (UVDP) that allows for full 360-degree disinfection was developed. This investigation examined efficacy of the UVDP against microorganisms on clean, patient-ready PME. We found that the UVDP significantly reduced the number of recoverable bacteria on PME.
Keywords: Disinfection pod; Environmental contamination; Germicidal ultraviolet light; Health care-associated infection.
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