The Cleanbox UV Light Cleaning Machine: Decontaminating Shared Non-Surgical Devices to Save Money and Reduce Risk

By Cleanbox Technology
July 15, 2022


In hospitals, the stakes of maintaining a clean and infection-free environment are exceptionally high. Medical professionals heavily rely on various non-surgical devices like stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, blood sugar monitors, and more to provide quality patient care. However, these commonly touched and shared devices can inadvertently become vehicles for harmful pathogens, leading to potential infections and health risks for patients and healthcare workers alike. The Cleanbox UV light cleaning machine emerges as a revolutionary technology, offering an efficient and effective solution to decontaminate these essential medical tools, thereby saving costs and mitigating the risk of infections.

The Importance of Regular Decontamination in Hospitals

Hospitals serve as hubs of healing, but they can also become breeding grounds for infections if proper hygiene measures are not in place. Non-surgical devices, due to their frequent use and multiple users, carry a high risk of harboring harmful bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. These contaminants can survive on surfaces for extended periods, leading to cross-contamination and the spread of infectious diseases.

Regularly cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched and shared medical devices are crucial to preventing hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 1 in 31 hospital patients acquires at least one HAI during their stay, resulting in thousands of deaths and significant financial burdens on healthcare institutions each year. Effective decontamination measures are essential to safeguard patients, healthcare professionals, and hospital reputation.

The Cleanbox UVC LED Light Cleaning Machine: How it Safeguards Hospital Hygiene

The Cleanbox patented UVC LED light cleaning machine has emerged as a game-changer in the battle against hospital-acquired infections. This cutting-edge technology utilizes powerful UV-C light to eliminate pathogens on shared non-surgical devices rapidly and effectively. Here’s how the Cleanbox works to ensure hospital hygiene:

  1. Comprehensive Decontamination: Cleanbox employs the correct UVC dosage using LED light that penetrates every corner and surface of the devices placed within the chamber. Unlike traditional cleaning methods that may miss hidden spots, Cleanbox leaves no area untouched, ensuring thorough and consistent decontamination.
  2. Germicidal Efficacy: UV-C light is scientifically proven to be lethal to a wide range of pathogens, including bacteria, viruses, and fungi. The light damages the DNA or RNA of these microorganisms, preventing them from replicating and rendering them harmless.
  3. Short Decontamination Cycle: The Cleanbox process is quick, often taking just a few minutes to complete. This rapid decontamination cycle ensures that medical devices are readily available for use, optimizing workflow and minimizing disruptions in busy hospital settings.
  4. Non-Damaging to Devices: The Cleanbox UV-C light does not damage the non-surgical devices it decontaminates, making it a safe and reliable cleaning method. It avoids the use of harsh chemicals that might otherwise corrode or degrade sensitive medical equipment.

Benefits of Cleanbox in Hospitals

The Cleanbox UV light cleaning machine offers several significant advantages for hospitals:

  1. Infection Prevention: By effectively eliminating pathogens on shared non-surgical devices, Cleanbox helps reduce the risk of HAIs, safeguarding both patients and healthcare workers.
  2. Cost Savings: Hospitals often face the expense of replacing contaminated medical devices. Cleanbox’s thorough decontamination process prolongs the lifespan of these devices, leading to substantial cost savings over time.
  3. Enhanced Efficiency: The swift decontamination cycle of Cleanbox ensures that medical devices are readily available for use, enhancing hospital workflow and improving patient care.
  4. Environmentally Responsible: Cleanbox’s UV-C cleaning process is chemical-free and eco-friendly, promoting sustainability and reducing the hospital’s environmental impact.

Simply looking around a hospital setting, nursing station, patient waiting room, or an actual patient room will quickly demonstrate the vast number of devices that are touched and used by various hospital staff during the day. Many of these devices cannot be cleaned effectively using wipes, and even if they were, there is no one with the time to clean them periodically, even 2-3 times per day.  Below is a list of some common medical devices that may qualify for decontamination in a Cleanbox.  While Cleanbox is not designed for sterilization of surgical devices as it reach 99.999% and not log 8 in 1-minute, it can be an exceptional add-on solution for all those other items that are non-surgical and frequently touched.

  1. Stethoscope
  2. Blood pressure cuff
  3. Thermometer
  4. Pulse oximeter
  5. Glucometer (Blood sugar monitor)
  6. Electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) machine
  7. Nebulizer
  8. Oxygen mask and tubing
  9. IV infusion pump
  10. Urine dipstick
  11. Pulse oximeter probe
  12. Patient monitor
  13. Sphygmomanometer (manual blood pressure cuff)
  14. Pulse oximeter sensor
  15. Portable suction machine
  16. Glucometer lancet device
  17. Sequential compression device (SCD) sleeves
  18. Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine

These devices play critical roles in patient assessment, monitoring, and treatment in hospitals, but their frequent use and sharing also present infection control challenges. Proper cleaning and decontamination, preferably with a solution like the Cleanbox UV light cleaning machine, are essential to maintain a safe and hygienic healthcare environment.


In the healthcare setting, the importance of maintaining a clean and infection-free environment cannot be overstated. Shared non-surgical devices, such as stethoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, and blood sugar monitors, pose a significant risk of cross-contamination if not regularly cleaned and decontaminated. The Cleanbox UV light cleaning machine presents a groundbreaking solution that effectively addresses this challenge, offering thorough and rapid decontamination through the power of UV-C light.

By investing in Cleanbox, hospitals can substantially reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections, enhance patient safety, and provide a healthier environment for both patients and healthcare professionals. Furthermore, the cost-saving benefits and eco-friendly nature of Cleanbox make it a compelling solution for hospitals striving to optimize patient care, reduce expenses, and uphold their commitment to hygiene and sustainability.

To learn more about how the Cleanbox OmniClean is used in hospitals such has HOAG hospitals nursing stations, please contact Cleanbox

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