Additional research including validation of pilot studies and testing data is integral to the continued success of the VidaShield brand. Come back and check often as we continually update our data.
Surface and air: What impact does UV-C at the room level have on airborne and surface bacteria?
This peer reviewed article was published in the Canadian Journal of Infection Control on August 18, 2017.
Author, Linda D. Lee, DrPH, MS, MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Science Officer, VidaShield
Effectiveness of a shielded ultraviolet C air disinfection system in an inpatient pharmacy of a tertiary care children's hospital
This peer reviewed article was published in the American Journal of Infection Control in August 2017.
Authors, Don Guimera, MSN, RN, CIC, CCRP, FAPIC, Jean Trzil, PharmD, Joy Joyner, RN, CIC, Nicholas D. Hysmith, MD, FAAP
Cleaning the air with ultraviolet germicidal irradiation lessened contact infections in a long-term acute care hospital
This peer reviewed article was published in the American Journal of Infection Control on December 29, 2017.
Authors, Tina Ethington, MSN, RN, CEN, NE-BC, Sherry Newsome, BSN, RN, MBA/MNA, Jerri Waugh, BSN, RN, MBA/MHA, Linda D. Lee, DrPH, MBA
UV-C light and infection rate in a long term care ventilator unit
This peer reviewed article was published in the Canadian Journal of Infection Control on May 11, 2018.
Authors, Douglas W. Kane, MD, Cynthia Finley, RRT, Diane Brown, RRT
PATIENT OUTCOMES / ENVIRONMENTAL RESULTS
Below are patient outcomes and environmental test results from research studies conducted at hospital locations around the world. The VidaShield Science Team is committed to providing evidence supporting the efficacy of the UV-C air purification system.
Lowell General Hospital, MA
An acute care hospital in Massachusetts wanted to test the effectiveness of the VidaShield technology in a couple of areas in their hospital—the employee break room in the OR and the surrounding areas of the ICU, to see if it would reduce the biological burden in the air. Ultimately, they wanted to see if reducing the number of microbes in the air would affect the amount that settled on surfaces.
Desert Springs Hospital, NV
VidaShield’s scientific team conducted environmental testing on air and surfaces in a psychiatric emergency unit at Desert Springs Hospital in Nevada. This controlled-access unit is housed in an emergency department that treats homeless, drug-addicted and mentally ill patients.
Driscoll Children’s Hospital, TX
Driscoll Children’s Hospital tested the VidaShield technology in patient room 425 in the oncology ward.
Standifer Place, TN
A long-term care facility in Chattanooga, Tennessee tested the VidaShield technology in one of three units to determine if the air purification system could have an impact on reducing the LTC-reported infection rates.
Acute Care Hospital, TN
Two VidaShield VS01 units were installed in a biohazard room of an acute care hospital in Tennessee. The biohazard room was under negative pressure from the surrounding areas.
Department of Economic Development, Dubai, UAE
The Department of Economic Development (DED), the government body entrusted to set and drive the economic development of the Emirate of Dubai, UAE, is housed in a large commercial building in Dubai. The DED and its agencies develop economic plans and policies, identify and support the growth of strategic sectors, and provide services to domestic and international investors and businesses. Hundreds of employees work in the multi-story building. The DED executives were interested in testing the VidaShield technology to determine its effectiveness in reducing airborne microbes.
Acute Care Hospitals, Oman
Airborne testing for bacteria and fungi was conducted in a male medical ward (triage and treatment room) at Sur Hospital in Oman. The same testing protocol was used in an isolation room at Al Nahdha Hospital in Oman.
SUPPORTING RESEARCH ABOUT THE AIR
There are numerous research studies that support the air as a means of transmission for pathogen aerosols, as well as the use of UV-C to clean and disinfect healthcare facilities.