Patient safety and infection control are critical for hospitals and healthcare providers to produce the best possible outcomes for patients and avoid preventable infections and errors. This list examines technology and products designed to disinfect medical instruments and operating rooms, reduce preventable complications, stop the spread of germs and make surgery safer for patients.  The products featured here include UV disinfectants, catheters and central lines, disinfectants and detergents, hand hygiene products, health technology, reprocessing, products for surgical procedures and textiles among other items designed for infection control. The Becker’s Healthcare editorial team developed this list based on nominations and internal research. Companies do not pay and cannot pay for inclusion on this list. Products are listed in alphabetical order by category. AUVS Small Device Disinfection (Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems). The UV Box uses Advanced Ultra-Violet Systems’ Pentagon-selected Photon Trap Technology to disinfect small mobile and portable devices in less than a minute. The AUVS UV box is top rated by ECRI Institute, has proven efficacy and is lab tested. T...