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The Trouble With Transvaginal Mesh - August 2016 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T o boost our infection pre- vention program, we recently purchased a UV whole-room disinfection unit. To improve its efficiency, we gave all of our rooms a coat of white paint. Some studies suggest that bright white walls reflect the UV rays better than dull or discolored ones. If you're thinking of buying a UV unit, make sure to budget a little extra for these room upgrades so all of your walls can be a pure, bright white. Jean Watling, BSN, RN, CNOR Bon Secours Health System Richmond, Va. jean_watling@bshsi.org M A Y 2 0 1 6 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 2 1 Paint Your OR Walls White to Better Reflect UV Rays • BRIGHT WHITE A quick coat of paint can make your UV dis- infection units even more effective.

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