Why UVZone Shoe Disinfection is Essential for Combating Hospital Infections

Why UVZone Shoe Disinfection is Essential for Combating Hospital Infections


How Contaminated Footwear Undermines Infection Control

As a healthcare provider, your primary focus is always on delivering the best possible care to your patients. At PathO3Gen Solutions, we recognize the vital role that infection control plays in achieving this goal. Our innovative UVZone Shoe Disinfection system is designed to tackle one of the most overlooked sources of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) in Florida: contaminated footwear.

The Limitations of Traditional Cleaning Methods

Imagine a common scenario: A healthcare worker accidentally steps in a puddle of liquid contaminated with bacteria or viruses. As they continue their rounds, their shoes spread these invisible pathogens across every surface they come in contact with. These microbes can travel from one room to another, potentially infecting vulnerable patients and compromising their health.

The problem with traditional cleaning methods, like mopping floors and using disinfectant sprays, is that they often can’t effectively eliminate the pathogens hiding on shoe soles. The uneven surfaces and small crevices in footwear create ideal spaces for harmful microorganisms to thrive, allowing them to survive even thorough cleaning routines.

This is where UVZone Shoe Disinfection comes in. Our advanced technology targets the root of the problem by focusing on the decontamination of footwear. By implementing UVZone in your facility, you can significantly reduce the risk of HAIs and create a safer environment for both patients and staff.

UVZone: A Breakthrough in Infection Control Technology

At PathO3Gen Solutions, we’ve tackled the issue of contaminated footwear head-on by developing a groundbreaking technology called UVZone Shoe Disinfection. This system harnesses the proven power of ultraviolet-C (UV-C) light to eliminate pathogens on shoe soles, effectively creating a protective barrier against the spread of infections.

The UVZone Shoe Disinfection process is simple and efficient:

  • Healthcare staff members step onto the UVZone platform as they enter the facility.
  • The system’s sensors automatically detect the presence of shoes and activate the UV-C lamps.
  • Within a mere 8 seconds, the UV-C light penetrates the surface of the footwear, destroying the DNA of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms.
  • The user steps off the platform, with their shoes now disinfected and ready for use in patient areas.

The advantages of implementing UVZone Shoe Disinfection in your healthcare facility are numerous:

  • Highly effective: Eliminates up to 99.9% of pathogens on shoe soles
  • Hands-free operation: Minimizes the risk of cross-contamination by eliminating the need for manual shoe disinfection
  • Time-efficient: Allows for quick and seamless integration into daily routines without disrupting workflows
  • Cost-effective: Provides a more economical solution compared to disposable shoe covers or labor-intensive manual disinfection methods

By incorporating UVZone technology into your infection control protocols, you can take a proactive approach to preventing the spread of HAIs, ensuring a safer environment for patients, staff, and visitors alike.

UVZone: Backed by Science, Trusted by Healthcare Leaders

The effectiveness of UV-C disinfection in eliminating pathogens is not just a claim; it’s a fact supported by extensive scientific research. Numerous studies have proven UV-C light’s ability to inactivate a wide range of harmful microorganisms, including MRSA, C. diff, and even SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Healthcare facilities across Florida have already recognized the value of UVZone Shoe Disinfection and have incorporated it as a key component of their infection control strategies. Our technology is making a real, measurable impact in the battle against HAIs.

Investing in UVZone: A Smart Business Decision for Patient Safety in Florida

For healthcare companies in Florida, investing in UVZone Shoe Disinfection goes beyond just infection control; it’s a sound business decision that prioritizes patient safety. The state of Florida is known for its large population of elderly residents, who are particularly vulnerable to the devastating effects of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). By implementing UVZone in your 

Florida healthcare facility, you can:

  • Reduce the substantial financial burden of HAIs, which cost the Florida healthcare system millions of dollars each year. According to a study by the Florida Department of Health, HAIs resulted in an estimated $1.2 billion in excess healthcare costs in the state in 2019 alone. By effectively preventing the spread of infections through UVZone Shoe Disinfection, you can significantly reduce these costs and allocate resources to other critical areas of patient care.
  • Boost your facility’s reputation as a frontrunner in infection prevention, attracting more patients and referrals in the competitive Florida healthcare market. With the growing awareness of HAIs among patients and their families, demonstrating your commitment to cutting-edge infection control technology can set your facility apart from others in the state. This can lead to increased patient trust, higher satisfaction scores, and ultimately, a stronger market position.
  • Showcase your dedication to employee well-being, improving staff morale and retention in a state where healthcare worker shortages are a pressing concern. By providing your staff with a safe and hygienic work environment through UVZone Shoe Disinfection, you can demonstrate your commitment to their health and well-being. This can lead to reduced turnover rates, higher job satisfaction, and a more stable workforce, which is crucial in the face of Florida’s healthcare staffing challenges.
  • Potentially decrease insurance premiums and liability risks linked to HAIs, which are a significant concern for healthcare facilities in Florida. The state’s large elderly population and high incidence of chronic diseases make patients more susceptible to the severe consequences of HAIs, increasing the risk of malpractice lawsuits and legal liabilities. By proactively implementing UVZone Shoe Disinfection, you can mitigate these risks and potentially negotiate lower insurance premiums, as insurers recognize your commitment to patient safety.

The long-term cost savings and return on investment make UVZone a smart choice for any healthcare company looking to remain at the forefront of infection control in Florida. With the state’s unique demographics and healthcare challenges, investing in advanced infection prevention technology like UVZone is not just a matter of patient safety, but also a strategic business decision that can help your facility thrive in the competitive Florida healthcare landscape.

Make Your Florida Healthcare Facility Safer with UVZone Shoe Disinfection

Investing in UVZone Shoe Disinfection is a smart, forward-thinking decision for any Florida healthcare company looking to enhance infection control and prioritize patient safety. The long-term cost savings and return on investment make it a wise choice for facilities aiming to stay at the forefront of infection prevention.

At PathO3Gen Solutions, we don’t just offer a product; we provide a partnership in patient safety. Our knowledgeable team will work hand in hand with you to develop a tailored UVZone implementation plan that addresses the specific needs of your healthcare facility in Florida.

We’ll guide you through every stage of the process, from identifying high-risk areas in your facility to training your staff on the proper use and maintenance of the UVZone system. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and seamless integration of UVZone into your existing infection control protocols, maximizing its effectiveness in preventing the spread of HAIs.

Don’t wait until the next outbreak strikes to take action. Be proactive in safeguarding your patients, staff, and reputation by implementing cutting-edge infection control technology. Contact PathO3Gen Solutions today to discover how UVZone Shoe Disinfection can revolutionize your approach to infection prevention in your Florida healthcare facility.

Take the first step towards a safer, healthier future for your patients and staff. Call us at (727) 300-1069 or visit our website for more information. Together, we can create a new standard of infection control excellence in healthcare facilities across Florida.


Posted on

April 10, 2024