5G5A3481_System in ForegroundThe entire Tru-D SmartUVC team works to build strategic, robust disinfection programs that are tailored to address each hospital’s disinfection goals.

Over the next few weeks, we will be discussing tips for implementing a successful UVC disinfection program.

Prior to implementing a Tru-D UVC disinfection program, our team will schedule pre-implementation calls to help guide teams and stakeholders at facilities to focus on a specific microorganism and/or a specific area of the hospital in which to launch their program.

Setting goals, assigning a champion and prioritizing UVC disinfection will assist in implementing a successful program. On these calls, your Tru-D SmartUVC team will discuss your disinfection goals, logistics of how to integrate the Tru-D device technology into workflow, SmartHUB or portal access, training dates and more.

Once pre-planning has occurred, it’s important to get buy-in from leadership and staff in order for a UVC disinfection program to be successful. Infection Prevention and Environmental Services (ES) should work closely together to identify problem areas of the hospital as well as microorganisms they would like to focus on.

Nursing and physicians take great ownership of the Tru-D units, and when ES walks in with a new device, it should not be the first time they are seeing a Tru-D device. Nursing and physicians need the opportunity to see how the device works, ask questions and be able to understand the benefits, rather than seeing it as an obstacle. Likewise, Bed Control needs to understand the way ES will be deploying the Tru-D technology to make sure there is ample time for the device to do its job.

If communication is made a priority among all stakeholders, a UVC disinfection program will have a much better chance of being successful.

Stay tuned for the next part of our series on implementing a successful UVC disinfection program.