The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the importance of proper hygiene and sanitization in all facilities. Through this, there has been a rise in UV-C disinfection products in the market to help combat the spread of the virus. With new and innovative technologies coming in a rapid pace, there have been questions as to whether such products meet the proper efficacy standards in inactivating bacteria and viruses on surfaces.
CleanSlate UV is happy to announce their partnership with Intellego Technologies to use UVC Dosimeters to further showcase the validity of using UV-C light for disinfection.
“UVC Dosimeters have played an integral part in our validation and maintenance processes to not only show the effectiveness of our CleanSlate device but ensure proper dosage is delivered on every cycle for all our customers. The assurance that these dosimeters provide is critical; so much that their use has become a routine process for several of our customers in their Infection Control protocols,” Kevin Truong, Director of Product.
UVC dosimeters have played an integral part in our validation and maintenance processes to not only show the effectiveness of our CleanSlate device but ensure proper dosage is delivered on every cycle for all our customers.
“At Intellego Technologies, our mission is to support the safe, efficient and effective use of germicidal UV-C irradiation by providing a means to obtain visible and accurate evidence with our UVC Dosimeters,” explains Wendy Walling, Director of Global Marketing. “The pandemic and the on-going risk of hospital acquired infections have demonstrated the need for effective, non-chemical disinfection technologies like UV-C to reduce the risk of pathogens on high-touch surfaces in the healthcare environment. We are proud to support CleanSlate and their customers who want the highest standard of UV-C disinfection that is both reliable and verifiable.”
The pandemic and the on-going risk of hospital acquired infections have demonstrated the need for effective, non-chemical disinfection technologies like UV-C to reduce the risk of pathogens on high-touch surfaces in the healthcare environment.
What is a UV-C Dosimeter
Intellego Technologies, a world leader in photochromic indicator technology, produces UVC Dosimeters to validate successful doses of germicidal irradiation from ultraviolet devices. The dosimeter cards change in colour based on the accumulated dose of invisible UV-C irradiation that is delivered to a surface. It is an effective, efficient, and accurate way to gather evidence that an ultraviolet disinfection system can inactivate viruses, bacteria, and spores.
Hospital Use of UVC Dosimeter Cards: Kaiser Permanente Dublin
The Kaiser Permanente Dublin Medical Office partnered with CleanSlate UV to deploy units into their Sterile Processing Department. Kaiser Permanente is a leading medical group that provides high-quality health care and coverage for their patients. They have optimized their patient experiences through offering convenient health care options, including video visits, phone appointments, and in-person care.
The Kaiser Permanente Dublin Medical Office knew the value of UV-C technology and the importance of product validation for achieving the best patient care. Because of this, they have implemented a strict weekly auditing process using Intellego’s UVC Dosimeters. As part of their Monday morning routine, Supervisor for Sterile Processing at KP Dublin, Rose Rabago, will take diligent effort to ensure that each CleanSlate unit is optimized for clinical use through using the UVC Dosimeter and archiving these as a part of their quality control protocols. This protocol plays an integral part to ensuring maximum protection for all staff and patients.
Importance of UV-C Validation
With a variety of new and different UV-C technologies in the market, product validation is of utmost importance. Intellego’s UVC Dosimeters are a quick and reliable way to validate the effectiveness of UV-C product.
CleanSlate UV’s technology has been validated using Intellego’s UVC Dosimeters to deliver sufficient irradiation for best in-class surface disinfection. Apart from this, CleanSlate UV has also ensured the efficacy of their products through a series of third-party lab testing. Not only is the CleanSlate UV sanitizer a quick and simple solution, but it is also a product proven to improve facility hygiene.
Interested in using Intellego’s UVC Dosimeters to validate the effectiveness of your facility’s UV-C products?