Tru-D Featured in Becker’s Infection Control
Tru-D SmartUVC is featured in the current issue of Becker’s Infection Control. The piece discusses the importance of building a comprehensive program for implementing UV disinfection in a hospital as well as features a Q & A with Kim Horn of Yavapai Regional Medical Center.
Kim Horn and her team conducted a 30-day trial to attempt to reduce the cumulative amount of bioburden in her facility. She outlined a process that included complete disinfection of an entire wing of the hospital, ensuring every piece of equipment that went in and out of a room as well as every nook and cranny—employee restrooms, public restrooms, medical rooms, equipment supply rooms, etc.—was disinfected. After each and every discharge, she and her team disinfected the room with Tru-D, whether it was an isolation case or not, in order to create a baseline of disinfection. For approximately 38 days, the focus was on all discharges on this one unit that had experienced some ongoing transmission of C. diff. Since December 8, 2016 when the study concluded, there has not been a single, reported hospital-acquired infection in the hospital wing used in the trial.
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