Literature Review and Practice Recommendations: Existing and emerging technologies used for decontamination of the healthcare environment - UV light

Publication Date: 16 December 2016

This literature review aims to review the evidence base for using ultraviolet (UV) light for decontamination of the healthcare environment.

Objectives

  • To provide a generic description of UV light decontamination systems, including the proposed or actual mechanism of action and the procedure for use.
  • To assess the scientific evidence for effectiveness of UV light decontamination systems.
  • To explore practical and safety considerations related to the use of UV light decontamination systems.
  • To explore the costs associated with UV light decontamination systems.
  • To produce a concise evidence summary for UV light to assist the Equipment and Environmental Decontamination Steering Expert Advisory Group in making practical recommendations on the use of UV light decontamination systems for NHSScotland.

Resource information

Publisher:
Health Protection Scotland
Publication type:
Literature Review