Expert Quotes

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The following quotes are from medical experts in the field of infectious disease and epidemiology:

1)  William Rutala, Ph.D.

At the present time, there are no standards associated with room decontamination.” [i]

I know of no published paper that has established a safe level of bioburden for VRE, CRE, MRSA, and Clostridium difficile.” [ii]

I do not know of a federal agency that has any jurisdiction over the use of UV light products.” [ii]

UV light products are considered to be a decontamination technology and it is not registered with any federal agency.” [ii]

I agree that hospitals have an affirmative responsibility to make the premises as safe as available technology can provide for patients and staff.” [ii]

I have not seen a paper that would address the effectiveness of UV light on curtains or porous surfaces.” [i]

William Rutala, Ph.D.
Ph.D. School of Public Health
M.S. Public Health
University of NC, Epidemiology

* [i] Quote from legal testimony – State Of Wisconsin Court System, 2016
* [ii] Quote paraphrased from legal testimony – State Of Wisconsin Court System, 2016

 

2)  Dr. Curtis Donskey, M.D.

"The Altapure system is a novel automated room decontamination device that is highly effective in eliminating C. difficile, VRE, and MRSA contamination."

Curtis Donskey, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Department of Infectious Disease
Louis Stokes VA Medical Center

 

3) Charles E. Edmiston, Ph.D.

"UV light alone without other cleaning or disinfection strategies will not cause a reduction in HAIs (Hospital Acquired Infections) because a multifaceted approach is needed to reduce risk." [i]

Charles E. Edmiston, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Pathology
M.S. Microbiology
Emeritus Froedtert Hospital
University of NC, Epidemiology

* [i] Quote paraphrased from legal testimony – State Of Wisconsin Court System, 2016