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Dr. Rutala discusses disinfection strategies with Healthcare Hygiene Magazine

Healthcare Hygiene Magazine recently spoke with William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, CIC, the associate chief medical officer for the UNC Medical Center; medical director of the Departments of Hospital Epidemiology and Occupational Health Service; and director of the North Carolina Statewide Infection Control Program (SPICE), about the role that automated

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Posted 02.05.20
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New paper discusses UV in the OR

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A new paper, General Assembly, Prevention, Operating Room Environment: Proceedings of International Consensus on Orthopedic Infections, was recently published in The Journal Of Arthroplasty. The paper noted there is consensus that there is a significant correlation between intraoperative levels of colony-forming units and the incidence of periprosthetic join infections. The

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Posted 09.25.19
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Implementation Lessons Learned from the BETR-D Study

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Another paper was published detailing the implementation process of the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection (BETR-D) study, the first and only randomized clinical trial on UVC disinfection. The report, Implementation Lessons Learned From the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room (BETR) Disinfection Study: Process and Perceptions of Enhanced Disinfection with Ultraviolet Disinfection Devices,

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Posted 08.28.19
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BETR-D Analysis Shows Reduction of Microbial Contamination

Next in our BETR-D series, another analysis of the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection (BETR-D) study showed that enhanced disinfection using UVC leads to a reduction of microbial contamination and a decrease in patient colonization and infection. The substudy, Enhanced disinfection leads to reduction of microbial contamination and a decrease in

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Posted 08.21.19
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Secondary Analysis of the BETR-D study: lower incidence of MDROs, hospital-wide

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Using the same data as the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room-Disinfection (BETR-D) study, researchers did a secondary analysis of the BETR-D study, which showed that enhanced terminal room disinfection with Tru-D SmartUVC can lead to a decrease in the incidence of targeted multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) such as C. diff and VRE

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Posted 08.14.19
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