FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2016

Studies validate use of TRU-D disinfection system

A recent article in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology outlined prevention strategies, including monitoring and disinfection routines to combat hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Those prevention recommendations can be fulfilled by the use of the TRU-D disinfectant robots, according to a TRU-D SmartUVC, LLC, press release.

"As infection prevention plans continue to expand, many hospitals are relying on innovative technology like TRU-D to ensure patient safety, reduce HAIs and guarantee the highest reimbursement rates," Chuck Dunn, the president of TRU-D SmartUVC, said. "Hospitals care about their patient's wellness and getting them on the road to recovery. But now, they will be punished financially for not taking the proper steps to do just that."

The portable robot uses UV-C light to disinfect hospital environments, and is the only UV disinfection system to measure UV-C emissions to automatically calculate pathogen-lethal dose required for consistent disinfection.

More than 10 recent studies validated the use of TRU-D in eliminating pathogens.

"With TRU-D, hospitals can eliminate 99.9 percent of germs like MRSA that lurk on high-touch surfaces and in shadowed spaces, providing infection preventionists and environmental service teams with a no-nonsense, no-guessing tool to 'finish the job' after traditional cleaning methods are carried out," Dunn said.