The Science of Tru-D

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Individual Studies:

Enhanced terminal room disinfection and acquisition and infection caused by multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile (the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection study): a cluster-randomised, multicentre, crossover study

Dr Deverick J Anderson, MD, Dr Deverick J Anderson, Dr Deverick J Anderson, Luke F Chen, MBBS, Prof David J Weber, MD, Rebekah W Moehring, MD, Sarah S Lewis, MD, Patricia F Triplett, MD, Michael Blocker, MD, Paul Becherer, MD, J Conrad Schwab, MD, Lauren P Knelson, MSPH, Yuliya Lokhnygina, PhD, William A Rutala, PhD, Hajime Kanamori, MD, Maria F Gergen, MT ASCP, Prof Daniel J Sexton, MD for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program The Lancet

Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Implementation Lessons Learned From the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room (BETR) Disinfection Study: Process and Perceptions of Enhanced Disinfection with Ultraviolet Disinfection Devices

Deverick J. Anderson, MD;1 Lauren P. Knelson, MSPH;1 Rebekah W. Moehring, MD, MPH;1,3 Sarah S. Lewis, MD, MPH;1 David J. Weber, MD, MPH;2 Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH;1 Patricia F. Triplett, MD;2,4 Michael Blocker, MD;5,6 R. Marty Cooney, MPH, MSE, BSN;7 J. Conrad Schwab, MD;8 Yuliya Lokhnygina, PhD;9 William A. Rutala, PhD;2 Daniel J. Sexton, MD1 for the CDC Prevention Epicenters Program Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

UV Disinfection

Deployment of a touchless ultraviolet light robot for terminal room disinfection: The importance of audit and feedback

Michele Fleming MSN, RN, CIC *, Amie Patrick BSN, RN, Mark Gryskevicz, Nadia Masroor MPH, BS, Lisa Hassmer MBA, Kevin Shimp MSN, RN, Kaila Cooper MSN, RN, CIC, Michelle Doll MD, MPH, Michael Stevens MD, MPH, Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH American Journal of Infection Control


Infection Prevention: Ultraviolet Disinfection Trial

Infection Prevention: Ultraviolet Disinfection Trial Tina Schmidt, BSN, RN, CIC Infection Prevention Nurse, Paulette Masberg, BSN, RN MDRO Coordinator

UV Disinfection

Ultraviolet-C light as a means of disinfecting anesthesia workstations

Matthew Nottingham BS, Gene Peterson MD, PhD, Christopher Doern PhD, Michelle Doll MD, MPH, Nadia Masroor MS, Kakotan Sanogo MPH, Michael Stevens MD, MPH, Gonzalo Bearman MD, MPH, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA, Virginia Commonwealth University Health System, Richmond, VA AJIC Journal

C.Diff, MRSA, UV Disinfection

‘No Touch’ Technologies For Environmental Decontamination: Focus On Ultraviolet Devices And Hydrogen Peroxide Systems

David J. Weber, Hajime Kanamori, and William A. Rutala American Journal of Infectious Diseases

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Effectiveness of ultraviolet devices and hydrogen peroxide systems for terminal room decontamination: Focus on clinical trials

David J.Weber MD, MPH, William A. Rutala PhD, MPH, Deverick J. Anderson MD, MPH, Luke F. Chen MBBS, MPH, Emily E. Sickbert-Bennett PhD, MS, John M. Boyce MD AJIC Journal

C.Diff, UV Disinfection

Room Decontamination with UV Radiation

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); David J. Weber, MD, MPH Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Evaluation of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms

Michelle M Nerandzic, Jennifer L Cadnum, Michael J Pultz and Curtis J Donskey MD. BMC Infectious Diseases

Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection

Sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation of Lassa, Vaccinia, and Ebola viruses dried on surfaces

Jose-Luis Sagripanti, C. David Lytle

MRSA, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, VRE

First UK evaluation of an automated ultraviolet-C room decontamination device (Tru-D)

N. Mahida; N. Vaughan; T. Boswell; Infection Prevention and Control Department, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK Journal of Hospital Infection

C.Diff, MRSA, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, UV Reflective Coating

Rapid Hospital Room Decontamination Using Ultraviolet (UV) Light with a Nanostructured UV-Reflective Wall Coating

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); Brian M. Tande, PhD; David J. Weber, MD, MPH Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, VRE

Decontamination of Targeted Pathogens from Patient Rooms Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C-Emitting Device

Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); Emily Smathers, MPH; Daniel J. Sexton, MD; Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH; David J. Weber, MD, MPH; William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data, UV Disinfection, VRE

Decontamination with Ultraviolet Radiation to Prevent Recurrant Clostridium Difficile Infection in Two Roommates in a Long-Term Care Facility

Brett Sitzlar, BS; Ravy K. Vajravelu, BS; Lucy Jury, NP; Curtis J. Donskey, MD; Robin L.P. Jump, MD, PhD Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

C.Diff, Tru-D Specific Data

Terminal Decontamination of Patient Rooms Using an Automated Mobile UV Light Unit

John M. Boyce MD; Nancy L. Havill, MT; Brent A. Moore, PhD Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

  • Last year, our hospital had 81 cases of hospital-acquired C. diff. We’re on pace to have about one-third fewer hospital-acquired infections of all kinds this year, a decrease I attribute to the whole-room disinfection technologies we’ve added to our manual cleaning.

    Randy Barnes

    St. Charles Bend

  • We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for our patients and the safest healthcare environment possible for our staff and physicians. Investing in Tru-D technology is a testament to that dedication and also to our continued commitment to implement innovative, state-of-the-art technology.

    Amy Griffin

    Vice President of Patient Care — Archbold Medical Center

  • Using an iPad outside the room, our staff turns on Tru-D remotely and begins a single disinfection cycle. The robot is able to compensate for room variables such as size, shape and contents to deliver the precise dose of UV energy needed throughout the entire room. The technology...

    Josh Moore

    Vice President of Operations — Archbold Medical Center

  • Tru-D is the only UV disinfection system on the market that has been evaluated for effectiveness in a randomized clinical trial — conducted by Duke and funded by the CDC. We are pleased to now be able to offer this infection prevention technology to our patients and to...

    Gar Atchison

    CEO — Frye Regional Medical Center

  • Pocono Medical Center is dedicated to providing the safest hospital environment possible through the adoption of cutting-edge technologies and protocols. Tru-D technology takes an extra step toward hospital-acquired infection prevention while providing confidence for both our patients and staff that we are committed to their safety.

    Dr. William Cors

    Vice President and Chief Medical Officer — Pocono Medical Center

  • Our number one priority at Lehigh Valley is to keep our patients and staff safe. Tru-D provides us with the best strategy to enhance our environmental cleaning program.  The result is a clean and safe environment for our patients that may prevent and/or reduce infections.

    Terry Burger

    Director of Infection Prevention — Lehigh Valley Health Network — Allentown, Pennsylvania

  • In my hospital, patient outcomes are of utmost importance. As Director of Surgical Services, the cleanliness of the operating environments lies on my shoulders. I care enough about my patients to visit each of them post-operation and educate them on our process so that they know I use...

    Ralph Taylor

    Director of Surgical Services — Oak Hill Hospital — Brooksville, Florida

  • Tru-D is environmentally friendly — using no chemicals while killing germs in the hospital. This high-powered ultraviolet light has moved cleaning rooms and equipment to a higher level. We want our patients to have the safest health care we can provide.

    Sonya Ehrhardt

    Director of Infection Prevention and Control — Regional Medical Center (Orangeburg, South Carolina)

  • Covenant Medical Center and Satori Medical Center are using Tru-D to combat hospital-acquired infections in patients rooms, operating rooms, labor and delivery units and the pediatrics unit. The robots are also very portable and can be deployed at our other faculties as needed.

    Randy Vorland

    Director of Environmental Services — Covenant Medical Center & Satori Medical Center

  • The efforts of housekeeping in implementing several new processes and technologies, such as Tru-D, has really helped to reduce the incidence of health care-acquired infections.

    Anne Myron

    Infection Control Practitioner — Palos Community Hospital