Archive September 2018 XIX, No. 9

Ideas That Work: Cover Panels Guard Door

Do Not Enter: UV Room Disinfection in Process

GOOD NEIGHBORS

STANDING GUARD The removable cover panels that protect the bulbs of a UV disinfection device during transport and storage do double duty. When the machine is in use, the panels block entry into an OR.

Our ultraviolet light disinfection system features an ingenious way to secure the door to the room we're cleaning. We station the removable cover panels outside of the door with caution signs facing out into the hallway. We also place a barrier chain across the door frame using the magnets attached to the chain while the UV disinfection robot does its job inside the room. When the cycle is over, the hard-shell case fits around the bulbs and protects them during transport and storage.

Mae Eichelberger, RN, BS, CPAN
Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services
Gibson City, Illinois
mae_eichelberger@gibsonhospital.org

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