Is Your Hospital's Disinfection Falling Short of New Standards?
What Patients Need to Know
In the world of healthcare, change is on the horizon. Long-standing disinfection routines might not measure up to the upcoming American National Standards. Before you rush into any purchase decisions, here’s a heads-up: the game is about to change, and you might want to wait for the new standards and manufacturers’ results, set to be announced starting Q1 2024.
Why haven't we had standards for surface disinfection in healthcare before?
Blame it on the fact that test methods were often dictated by OEM’s rather than the real pros in healthcare. However, that’s about to change.
In 2022, a Dimer survey of APIC attendees asked: Are standards and regulations something we need? And if so, what should be the key performance criteria? The Infection Control Professionals answered the crucial questions.
Now, here’s where it gets interesting. Once the overwhelming majority of respondents had called for standards and defined the criteria to be prioritized, ANSI formed a committee to establish a standard. Dimer’s UVHammer is gearing up to tackle these performance challenges head-on. Because the UVHammer was designed by an orthopedic surgeon to meet his expectations of a practical and effective machine, it is expected to meet and exceed the upcoming standards. But hey, hold your horses. Let us prove it in Q1.