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PurpleSun Improves Efficiency at Northwell Health

  • Posted: March 13, 2020
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PURPLESUN.COM is partnered with some of the largest healthcare systems in the world, and together we are on a mission to create the standard for light-based disinfection. PurpleSun’s FMUV Shadowless Delivery™ technology allows for hospital wide applications, and is one of the only products not requiring evacuation of a room during use. With 90 second cycle times, PurpleSun can be integrated seamlessly with no impact on turn-over time. As a data driven organization, PurpleSun builds comprehensive and sustainable protocols for its customers that are expandable over time and can be monitored from a mobile application and online portal.

Kristine Goldstein, RN MA CIC, Infection Prevention Program Manager at Northern Westchester Hospital, Mount Kisco NY, says “The protocols are so easy that within hours the staff were independently utilizing the equipment. Through our collaborative research we have found that treating equipment with PurpleSun FMUV provides better performance and workflow than with standard manual-chemical cleaning alone. We have now expanded the use of PurpleSun from Terminal Cleaning to Labor & Delivery and in between isolation cases in the OR.” In a recent study Northern Westchester Hospital saw reductions of more than 96 percent of pathogens in operating rooms (ORs) and on medical equipment with PurpleSun, compared to 38 percent using manual cleaning methods that rely on chemicals to disinfect surfaces. (Armellino et al. (2019)/Am J Infect Contr 47:409-414)

PurpleSun’s Integration team works with customers to develop custom protocols specific to their hospital. Protocols at Northern Westchester are based on the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) terminal cleaning protocol modified to incorporate the use of automated FMUV technology. PurpleSun has two unique devices, one for equipment disinfection and another for patient rooms or bathrooms. Technology Seminars for continued education are offered, which is a presentation of the technology and latest research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC).

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