Breaking the Chain of Infection: Ultraviolet Light to Disinfect Hospital Keyboards

Breaking the Chain of Infection: Ultraviolet Light to Disinfect Hospital Keyboards

Identification: MSNJ2209
Issue: May-June 2022
Volume: Vol. 31/No. 3
Credits (Post Test and/or Evaluation Required)
Available until 06/30/2024
  • 1.30 - CH


Learning Outcome:
After completing this education activity, the learner will be able to discuss the use of UV light technology to disinfect electronic devices such as keyboards that are difficult to clean with traditional chemicals and wipes.

Contact hours available until 6/30/2024.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Disclosure of relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies (planners, faculty/speakers, reviewers, authors):

The author(s), editor, editorial committee, content reviewers, and education director reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this nursing continuing professional development article.

Commercial Support:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
This education activity is jointly provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. (AJJ) and the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN).

Anthony J Jannetti, Inc. is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc. is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nurses, Provider Number CEP 5387.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Michele Boyd, MSN, RN, NPD-BC, AMSN Education Director.


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Breaking the Chain of Infection: Ultraviolet Light to Disinfect Hospital Keyboards

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Stephen Jaglowitz
8/21/22 8:55 pm

As the keyboards harbor so many pathogens, I think it is a wonderful technique to decrease the population. Antiseptic wipe downs are effective but inconsistent.

Sandra Slonosky
8/22/22 11:21 am

very interesting article. would love to test this at our hospital.

Van Bellew
2/15/23 1:23 am

Very interesting article and reminds us of other pathogens that we deal with every day but don't think in the same term as disease pathogens but can still spread infections.

Danielle Joslin
3/14/23 4:06 pm

great read! Makes you stop and think why we haven't implemented this practice already

Maria Libano
6/9/23 7:10 pm

Excellent article.

Karin Haynie
8/2/23 1:33 pm

I agree that antiseptic wipes are inconsistent in removing pathogens that are potentially harmful to patients and staff and to the keyboards used.