How effective are UV or misting technologies?

Chemical fumigation was used in the 1960s to supplement standard environmental surface disinfection in hospital isolation rooms (1). As mentioned in my last blog, the CDC in their Guidelines for Environmental Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, recommend against using chemical fogging due...


Touchless Disinfecting- mist and emitting technologies (UV and Hydrogen peroxide)-How do they work?

As discussed in earlier blogs, microorganisms can survive in the environment for long periods of time and it has become clear that eliminating microorganisms from the patient immediate and non-immediate surroundings significantly contributes to the reduction of HAIs. It has also become clear that...


A summary of manual cleaning and disinfection, and touchless disinfection technologies

A variety of our recent posts have looked at both manual cleaning and disinfection, how effective manual efforts are,  and touchless disinfection technology to complement manual cleaning regimes. We also reviewed what data is available and how to rate that data when considering investing in a...


What levels of evidence need to be considered when reviewing a touchless disinfection system?

In the last post my colleague Dr Vikram Kanmukhla reviewed in detail the options for touchless disinfection systems as add on to manual cleaning and disinfection processes. In that post he reviewed the variety and depth of technologies. One of the overarching comments to that post is that all of...


Touchless or no-touch technologies for cleaning and disinfection

In the previous two posts , my colleagues have discussed the choice of disinfectants for manual cleaning and effectiveness (or ineffectiveness) of manual cleaning. In this post, I would like to discuss the range of technologies available to assist with patient room cleaning & disinfection. These...