Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections through the use of Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfection

Autor(es): Dr. Mark Stibich

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a global problem, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, life-long disability to some survivors, and requiring billions of dollars of additional care. While the rate of device- and procedure-associated infections have shown improvement within United States acute care facilities, greater consideration should be given to other wellestablished sources of infection; such as the contaminated hospital environment.