May News Recap
TEDx Talk about the science behind Tru-D released
Dr. Jeff Deal, inventor of Tru-D, was among the impressive lineup of speakers at the TEDxCharleston Embrace Chaos event on April 15. He spoke about the journey to create the technology behind Tru-D and its role in fighting deadly diseases, like Ebola. Dr. Deal traveled to Monrovia, Republic of Liberia, in August 2014 to assist in the deployment of two Tru-D robots in Ebola Treatment Units at JFK Hospital and ELWA Hospital. The first UV disinfection robots used on the African continent, these robots remained in the country long after Dr. Deal returned to the United States, and they continue to clean health care environments in Liberia today.
The successful results of an independent trial of Tru-D SmartUVC were presented at the SHEA 2015 Science Guiding Prevention Conference in Orlando, Florida this past month. The presentation, titled “Improving Environmental Cleaning in a Community Hospital with Tru-D SmartUVC Technology,” by Amy Hughes, BSN, RN, CIC, showcased Tru-D’s proven disinfection capabilities.
O’Connor Hospital was recently recognized with an “A” grade by the Leapfrog Group, the highest available rating for patient safety in the nation. The hospital was recognized during the fall of 2014 with an “A” rating as well. Leadership attributes the success to a high standard of care and the implementation of advanced technologies over the past year, including Tru-D SmartUVC.
Southeast Georgia Health System recently added Tru-D SmartUVC to its infection prevention and control arsenal to continue protecting patients and staff. The operation of Tru-D will add to the strict checklist of infection prevention processes that the hospital’s staff has in place, particularly in operating rooms and patient isolations rooms like intensive care units.