The Science of Tru-D

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Individual Studies:

Enhanced terminal room disinfection and acquisition and infection caused by multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile (the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection study): a cluster-randomised, multicentre, crossover study

Dr Deverick J Anderson, MD, Dr Deverick J Anderson, Dr Deverick J Anderson, Luke F Chen, MBBS, Prof David J Weber, MD, Rebekah W Moehring, MD, Sarah S Lewis, MD, Patricia F Triplett, MD, Michael Blocker, MD, Paul Becherer, MD, J Conrad Schwab, MD, Lauren P Knelson, MSPH, Yuliya Lokhnygina, PhD, William A Rutala, PhD, Hajime Kanamori, MD, Maria F Gergen, MT ASCP, Prof Daniel J Sexton, MD for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program The Lancet

C.Diff, MRSA, UV Disinfection

‘No Touch’ Technologies For Environmental Decontamination: Focus On Ultraviolet Devices And Hydrogen Peroxide Systems

David J. Weber, Hajime Kanamori, and William A. Rutala Sample Americal Journal of Infectious Diseases

This article reviews ‘no touch’ methods for disinfection of the contaminated surface environment of hospitalized patients’ rooms. The focus is on studies that assessed the effectiveness of ultraviolet (UV) light devices, hydrogen peroxide systems, and self disinfecting surfaces to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs). This article reviews ‘no touch’ methods for

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Effectiveness of ultraviolet devices and hydrogen peroxide systems for terminal room decontamination: Focus on clinical trials

David J.Weber MD, MPH, William A. Rutala PhD, MPH, Deverick J. Anderson MD, MPH, Luke F. Chen MBBS, MPH, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett PhD, MS, John M. Boyce MD

C.Diff, UV Disinfection

Room Decontamination with UV Radiation

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); David J. Weber, MD, MPH

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Evaluation of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms

Michelle M Nerandzic, Jennifer L Cadnum, Michael J Pultz and Curtis J Donskey MD.., BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:197

Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation of Lassa, Vaccinia, and Ebola viruses dried on surfaces

Sensitivity to UV Radiation Ebola 2010

MRSA, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, VRE

First UK evaluation of an automated ultraviolet-C room decontamination device (Tru-D)

N. Mahida; N. Vaughan; T. Boswell; Infection Prevention and Control Department, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK; J of Hosp Infect, 2013 05(005) 1-4

C.Diff, MRSA, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, UV Reflective Coating

Rapid Hospital Room Decontamination Using Ultraviolet (UV) Light with a Nanostructured UV-Reflective Wall Coating

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); Brian M. Tande, PhD; David J. Weber, MD, MPH; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013, Vol 34(5) 527-529

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, VRE

Decontamination of Targeted Pathogens from Patient Rooms Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C-Emitting Device

Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH;1,2 Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP);3 Emily Smathers, MPH;2 Daniel J. Sexton, MD;1,2 Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH;1,2 David J. Weber, MD, MPH;3,4 William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH;3,4 CDC Prevention Epicenters Program

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, VRE

Decontamination with Ultraviolet Radiation to Prevent Recurrant Clostridium Difficile Infection in Two Roommates in a Long-Term Care Facility

Brett Sitzlar, BS; Ravy K. Vajravelu, BS; Lucy Jury, NP; Curtis J. Donskey, MD; Robin L.P. Jump, MD, PhD; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2012, Vol 33(5) 533-536

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data

Terminal Decontamination of Patient Rooms Using an Automated Mobile UV Light Unit

John M. Boyce MD; Nancy L. Havill, MT; Brent A. Moore, PhD; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011, Vol 32(8) 737-742

  • We can say that since implementation of our C. diff prevention package, we’ve seen a decline in our C. diff rates to a level that beats our goal.

    David Salmon

    Environmental Services Education Specialist — UW Health

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  • We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients and the safest healthcare environment possible for our staff and physicians. Investing in Tru-D technology is a testament to that dedication and also to our continued commitment to implement innovative, state-of-the-art technology.

    Amy Griffin

    Vice President of Patient Care — Archbold Medical Center

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  • Using an iPad outside the room, our staff turns on Tru-D remotely and begins a single disinfection cycle. The robot is able to compensate for room variables such as size, shape and contents to deliver the precise dose of UV energy needed throughout the entire room. The technology...

    Josh Moore

    Vice President of Operations — Archbold Medical Center

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  • Tru-D is the only UV disinfection system on the market that has been evaluated for effectiveness in a randomized clinical trial — conducted by Duke and funded by the CDC. We are pleased to now be able to offer this infection prevention technology to our patients and to...

    Gar Atchison

    CEO — Frye Regional Medical Center

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  • Pocono Medical Center is dedicated to providing the safest hospital environment possible through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and protocols. Tru-D technology takes an extra step toward hospital-acquired infection prevention while providing confidence for both our patients and staff that we are committed to their safety.

    Dr. William Cors

    Vice President and Chief Medical Officer — Pocono Medical Center

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  • Our number one priority at Lehigh Valley is to keep our patients and staff safe. Tru-D provides us with the best strategy to enhance our environmental cleaning program.  The result is a clean and safe environment for our patients that may prevent and/or reduce infections.

    Terry Burger

    Director of Infection Prevention — Lehigh Valley Health Network — Allentown, Pennsylvania

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  • In my hospital, patient outcomes are of utmost importance. As Director of Surgical Services, the cleanliness of the operating environments lies on my shoulders. I care enough about my patients to visit each of them post-operation and educate them on our process so that they know I use...

    Ralph Taylor

    Director of Surgical Services — Oak Hill Hospital — Brooksville, Florida

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  • Tru-D is environmentally friendly — using no chemicals while killing germs in the hospital. This high-powered ultraviolet light has moved cleaning rooms and equipment to a higher level. We want our patients to have the safest health care we can provide.

    Sonya Ehrhardt

    Director of Infection Prevention and Control — Regional Medical Center (Orangeburg, South Carolina)

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  • Covenant Medical Center and Satori Medical Center are using Tru-D to combat hospital-acquired infections in patients rooms, operating rooms, labor and delivery units and the pediatrics unit. The robots are also very portable and can be deployed at our other faculties as needed.

    Randy Vorland

    Director of Environmental Services — Covenant Medical Center & Satori Medical Center

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  • The efforts of housekeeping in implementing several new processes and technologies, such as Tru-D, has really helped to reduce the incidence of health care-acquired infections.

    Anne Myron

    Infection Control Practitioner — Palos Community Hospital

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