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1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 O ur ultraviolet light disinfection sys- tem features an ingenious way to prevent staff from entering the room being cleaned. We station the removable cover panels outside of the door with caution signs facing out into the hallway. We also place a barrier chain across the door frame using the magnets attached to the chain while the UV disin- fection robot does its job inside the room. When the cycle is over, the hard-shell case fits around the bulbs and protects them during transport and storage. Mae Eichelberger, RN, BS, CPAN Gibson Area Hospital & Health Services Gibson City, Ill. mae_eichelberger@gibsonhospital.org COVER PANELS GUARD DOOR Do Not Enter: UV Room Disinfection in Process • STANDING GUARD The removable cover panels that protect the bulbs of a UV disinfection device during transport and storage do double duty. When the machine is in use, the panels block entry into the OR.

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