Dev Anderson Confirms Use of Tru-D Reduces Relative Risk of Infections by 30 Percent
A recent article in the Charlotte Observer reports and confirms Tru-D’s effectiveness in reducing HAIs and keeping hospitals safer.
The article noted that, “The most effective strategy combined an extra-deep cleaning – covering at least 90 percent of surfaces – followed by UV irradiation using a 5 1/2-foot-tall robot called Tru-D SmartUVC.”
The article further discusses the first-ever randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection–the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection (BETR-D) study funded by the CDC– in which Tru-D was the only UV device studied. “During the study, hospital staffers opened bathroom doors and cabinet drawers and rolled the machine into the center of the room. UV light ‘disrupts the DNA of these germs’ and kills them,” Dev Anderson said. For patients coming into the once-contaminated rooms, enhanced terminal room disinfection strategies using Tru-D decreased the relative risk of colonization and infection of target MDROs among patients admitted to the same room by a cumulative 30 percent in a hospital setting with 93 percent compliance of standard disinfection protocols. Individual hospital results may vary.
If you’re attending APIC this weekend, be sure to catch Dev Anderson’s session, New Insights Into Environmental Disinfection, June 13 from 1:30-2:30 to learn more on the BETR-D study and Tru-D’s effectiveness.