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Report Summary

Evaluating the medical literature is one of the most critical steps toward understanding the challenges to and benefits of environmental surface disinfection using automated decontamination systems. Many choices exist in the marketplace currently, and healthcare professionals are advised healthcare institution leadership and infection prevention stakeholders to carefully consider a number of factors that comprise smart product evaluation, trialing and purchasing.

Editor's Take

There are a number of systems currently in the marketplace, and healthcare professionals have a wealth of information available to them through manufacturer websites, industry event exhibit halls, journals and publications, and other resources such as the independent ECRI Institute, which evaluates medical devices.

Takeaways for Your Business

  • Discover the three levels of evidence
  • Review how to differentiate between UV systems for surface disinfection
  • Learn about best practices related to technology evaluation and purchasing