On February 14, 2023, a webinar was presented by Kenneth Rockwood, MD, FRCPC, FRCP, Principal Investigator, Far-UVC Study for the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the Nova Scotia Health Authority. The webinar and associated presentation slides – Far-UVC Light Devices in Long-Term Care Facilities to Reduce Infections (UVCinLTC): Protocol for a Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trial – is available for on-demand viewing.
Far-UVC (222 nm) light devices have shown potent anti-viral activity in vitro, but efficacy has not been proven clinically. This presentation describes the protocol for a pragmatic cluster randomized trial evaluating the effectiveness of Far-UVC light for the prevention of respiratory viral illnesses in long-term care homes. Preparations are being made to launch the second phase of the trial to introduce an updated Far-UVC light device and an additional site.
For more information, visit www.iuva.org.