Safe to Handle? Comparing Manually and Machine-Washed Medical Devices

HGUVC was featured in the spring edition of Horizons. The article, written by Kaumudi Kulkarni, Dzelma Kaczorowski, Alex Bonkowski, Stephen Kovach, and Ralph Basile is titled “Safe to Handle? Comparing Manually and Machine-Washed Medical Devices”

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HGUVC featured in HealthCare Purchasing News magazine

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HGUVC was featured in this month’s issue of Health Care Purchasing News as a UV disinfector for manually and medically cleaned medical devices. The article, written by Kaumundi Kulkarni, M.S., is titled “When are endoscopes, heat-sensitive devices ready to be handled safely?”

In the article, a study was presented which demonstrated that UV Flash greatly reduces CFU (colony-forming unit) bacterial counts on both manually and machine-cleaned medical devices. It does this inexpensively, efficiently, without the use of chemicals, and without risking harmful side effects.

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Recent MRSA diagnoses in NFL expose elevated risk of infection in locker rooms, gyms

Tampa Bay Buccaneers players Carl Nicks, Lawrence Tynes, and Johnthan Banks (pictured l to r) were all diagnosed with MRSA infections in the past three months.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers players Carl Nicks, Lawrence Tynes, and Johnthan Banks (pictured l to r) were all diagnosed with MRSA infections in the past three months.

A rash of MRSA infections within the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ roster is raising concerns about whether enough is being done to contain the spread of dangerous pathogens that can linger and thrive in NFL locker rooms and gym facilities.

Earlier this month, cornerback Johnthan Banks became the third Buccaneers player this year to be diagnosed with MRSA. Prior to that, teammates Lawrence Tynes and Carl Nicks contracted MRSA in August at a Buccaneers training camp.

Nicks has had an especially difficult road to recovery. After being forced to miss the first two games of the season to recover, he recently discovered that his infection had resurfaced. He is currently sidelined again after undergoing surgery to remove infected tissue.

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