Medical Education for healthcare professionals

UV Smart develops in collaboration with her partners a Medical Education program for healthcare professionals and careproviders about UV-C disinfection. Currently, this consists of a WhitePaper and webinar. These go in depth about the effectiveness, safety and practical application of UV-C disinfection technology. The place in medical standards and recommended work processes are also discussed.

Sources

Our Medical Education program, like our technology and R&D, is based on, among others, these publications on UV disinfection for medical instruments and equipment:

Source / magazine

Research

Authors

Conclusions

Journal of Applied Microbiology

A method to determine the available UV-C dose for the decontamination of filtering facepiece respirators

E.M. Fisher and R.E. Shaffer, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, National Personal Protective, Technology Laboratory, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, 2010

UV-C transmits into and through FFR materials. LR of MS2 was a function of model-specific IFM UV-C doses.

ResearchGate

2020 COVID-19 Coronavirus Ultraviolet Susceptibility

Wladyslaw J. Kowalski, PurpleSun Inc., 2020

Ultraviolet light can be an effective measure for decontaminating surfaces that may be contaminated by the SARS-CoV-2 virus by inducing photodimers in the genomes of microorganisms.

Learnly, Stanford AIM Lab COVID-19 Evidence Service Report

Addressing COVID-19 Face Mask Shortages

Amy Price, DPhil (Oxon) and Larry Chu, MD, Stsanford Medicine, 2020

Some methods of N95 mask disinfection can maintain filtration efficiency.

American Journal of Infection Control

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation of influenza-contaminated N95 filtering facepiece respirators

Devin Mills BS, Delbert A. Harnish MS *, Caryn Lawrence BS, Megan Sandoval-Powers BS, Brian K. Heimbuch MS, 2018

Data suggest that FFR decontamination and reuse using UVGI can be effective. Implementation of a UVGI method will require careful consideration of FFR model, material type, and design.

CDC online

Decontamination and Reuse of Filtering Facepiece Respirators

CDC, Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI), vaporous hydrogen peroxide, and moist heat showed the most promise as potential methods to decontaminate FFRs

IUVA (NL)

information about UV-disinfection for COVID-19

Fortune, Mickey

The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) believes that UV disinfection technologies can play a role in a multiple barrier approach to reducing the transmission of the virus SARS-CoV-2, based on current disinfection data and empirical evidence.