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There you will get a detailed overview of the principles, methods, technical aspects and limitations of ultraviolet germicidal irradiation. You will read further about current recommendations and guidelines, the advantages and disadvantages are presented. Here you can read the bulletin in german.
UV-C rays with a wavelength of 254 nm are used for UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal irradiation). UV-C destroys the DNA of bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms and prevents them from reproducing and repairing damaged DNA.
The advantages of UV-C disinfection over conventional disinfection methods are:
In larger rooms, multiple (2-4) cycles and/or longer duration of application are required. This may limit application in areas larger than individual patient rooms, such as ICUs, where the prevalence of MDRO is significantly higher.
The HERO21 requires only 5-10 minutes for a 25sqm room. It can disinfect continuously for 1.5 hours and is available again after only four hours of charging.
Logistical issues may impact benefits. In one study, UV stand devices were only used in 60% of rooms due to delays in evaluating microbiological results, as the complete process of disinfecting a room can take up to 2 hours.
The HERO21, as described above, takes only 5-10 minutes for a 25sqm room. Countless rooms can be programmed individually. Thus, the most diverse rooms can be disinfected immediately and uncomplicatedly. On our HERO21 website you can see the different areas of application with video stories.
UV radiation can be dangerous in more ways than one: just two minutes of direct exposure is enough to cause conjunctivitis, and prolonged exposure without proper protection can lead to blindness, redness, and even skin cancer.
In addition to an emergency stop button, the HERO21 has a 360-degree motion detector: it turns off immediately when a person is in the room being disinfected. Thus, no dangerous UV radiation reaches the person.
Ultraviolet devices are expensive; unfortunately, no cost-effectiveness studies have been published.
You can, but do not have to, buy the HERO21. It can also be rented and thus also inexpensively tested by you first.
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