May 2021 HS Nurses’ Week D03: Breaking the Chain of Infection: Ultraviolet Light to Disinfect Hospital Keyboards
Keyboards harbor bacteria associated with healthcare associated infections. Ultraviolet light devices reduce bacteria on keyboards. This evidence-based practice project provides findings and lessons learned from implementation of ultraviolet lights on hospital keyboards within a medical surgical nursing section.
This activity is designed to meet the needs of Physicians, Nurses, Physician Assistants, Social Workers, Certified Counselors, Healthcare Executives, and other health care professionals. A certificate of attendance is available for other attendees.
- Recognize the role of high touch surfaces in healthcare-associated infections.
- Identify 2 common healthcare-associated pathogens found on high-touch surfaces in the hospital setting.
- Utilize various methods that decrease bacterial load on high touch hospital surfaces.
MAJ Megan Lucciola, D.N.P., A.R.N.P., A.G.C.N.S.-B.C., A.G.A.C.N.P.-B.C.
Medical Surgical Clinical Nurse Specialist
Center for Nursing Science and Clinical Inquiry
United States Army
Madigan Army Medical Center
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