Hospitals are using Tru-D to fight the Flu
With the current flu epidemic plaguing the U.S., many hospitals are turning to UVC disinfection robots to help stop the spread of the flu. “Last year was just a horrible season,” Daniel Jernigan, head of the CDC’s influenza division, said during a media call. “It was just a tremendous amount of disease.”
• The flu can live on solid surfaces anywhere from 24 hours to seven days, depending on environmental conditions and surface type.
• UVC is chemical-free, environmentally-friendly and effective at killing the flu.
• End-of-day terminal cleaning in outpatient areas and clinics is the best target for killing the flu in hospital settings.
• Emergency departments are another problematic area where UVC disinfection can help combat the flu.
• Adding patient rooms that have had a flu patient to a hospital’s current protocol/hierarchy can be beneficial.
• Only Tru-D has patented technology that compensates for room variables such as size, shape and contents to deliver the precise, lethal dose of UVC needed for thorough room disinfection.
• Tru-D operates from one, central placement in the room and administers one, lethal cycle of UVC energy needed which eliminates human error in the disinfection process.
• Only Tru-D has been validated by a randomized clinical trial which was funded by the CDC and conducted across the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network. Results proved that enhanced disinfection strategies that utilized Tru-D reduced the risk of acquisition and infection of four major superbugs by a cumulative 30 percent not only from patient to patient but throughout an entire hospital, facility-wide.