The KR615 Germicidal Enclosure from Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems LLC (AUVS), South Hill, Va, aids in sanitizing small, mobile devices that often move freely throughout a hospital—even though they are known agents of cross-contamination. Such devices range from smart phones, small tablets, and TV remotes, to stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, glucose meters, nurse calls, and pillow speakers. Also referred to as “the UV Box,” the germicidal enclosure has been independently confirmed to sanitize 99.9% of Clostridium difficile and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus pathogens in just 48 seconds. Items are simply placed inside the counter-top or wall-mounted enclosure, the door is closed, and the press of a button begins the UV decontamination cycle. For more information, visit AUVS.
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