Peter Gordon Posted about 1 year ago Use of germicidal ultraviolet light to instantly, chealply, and efficacious disinfect hands of nurses, doctors and consumers world-wide Hi Jeff, Bingo. The current fad of applying UVC to room surface disinfection iafter a pateint is discharged s full of gaps and limitations. some of which you point out. There are many more. The marketeers of such systems are proferred band aids and fixes, but the whole premise is flawed. The key is to provide ongoing disinfeciotn of key touch surface DURING room occupancy. These will be explore more during the upcoming IUVA workshop and panel discusssion. One possible intervention duirng patient occupancy is the cornerstone of global infeciton prevention - proper hand disinfeciton. Since all surfaces are contaminated and the hands are the conveyor belt to transfer the pathogens from those surfaces to the susceptible patient. Current practice, even when done per instructions on the labels, and with the vigilance of the WHO recommendatrions falls well short of proper practice. UVC has the potential to fix this and has been shown to safely, efficacious, and less expensively enable Proper hand disinfection.