Reduce OR Turnover Time

UV-C disinfects operating rooms faster and more effectively than chemical treatment.

R-Zero’s Arc UV-C tower inactivates 99.99% of target microorganisms in under 5 minutes.

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How UV-C Reduces Turnover Time

A 2023 study comparing UV-C to chemical treatment for O.R. disinfection found UV-C:

  1. Outperforms chemical treatment: UV-C reduced the number of contaminated sites in the O.R. by more than half compared to chemical disinfection.
  2. Can fully replace chemical treatment: UV-C reduced contaminated sites after chemical treatment by nearly half. In contrast, chemical treatment after UV-C disinfection did not significantly reduce the number of contaminated sites.
  3. Disinfects faster than chemical treatment: The mean employee time of disinfection for chemical treatment was 49 minutes, compared to 7.9 minutes for UV-C.

The Impact of Reducing Turnover Time

42% of O.R. turnover time is spent on disinfection1. Lowering turnover time can materially boost hospital revenue by reducing:

  • Surgical team idle time
  • Staff overtime
  • Rescheduling of subsequent surgeries

With R-Zero's Arc, your janitorial staff can disinfect a 600 sq ft O.R. in under 5 minutes.

1 Derived from a median turnover time between surgeries of 28.5 minutes, 12 minutes of which is spent on disinfection.

See how R-Zero UV-C compares against competitors.

R-Zero Tru-D Surfacide Xenex
Minutes to recommended O.R. dosage* < 5 5.55 7.33 54.9
* Assumes 600 sq ft O.R.   |   Arc cycle time details

Arc is intended to reduce microorganisms, pollutants, contaminants or pollen in the air and on non-medical device surfaces. Arc is not intended to be used on medical device surfaces or for any health or medical-related purpose.