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

C.Diff, Workspace

Effectiveness of targeted enhanced terminal room disinfection on hospital-wide acquisition and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms and Clostridium difficile: a secondary analysis of a multicentre cluster randomised controlled trial with crossover design

Deverick J Anderson, MD, Rebekah W Moehring, MD, Prof David J Weber, MD, Sarah S Lewis, MD, Luke F Chen, MBBS, J Conrad Schwab, MD, Paul Becherer, MD, Michael Blocker, MD, Patricia F Triplett, MD, Lauren P Knelson, MSPH, Yuliya Lokhnygina, PhD, Prof William A Rutala, PhD, Prof Daniel J Sexton, MD The Lancet Infectious Diseases

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

C.Diff

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

  • The ROI has been our increased confidence in our clean environment. In 2016, our C-Diff rate was 0.61. After we implemented UVC disinfection in 2017, it dropped to 0.18. Though actual cost savings from HAI avoidance can be difficult to quantify, we know from national statistics that HAIs...

    Mary Parry

    COO of Oneida Health Systems

  • Tru-D was the obvious choice because we wanted something that was easy to use and reduced the probability of human error. We love the fact that our Tru-D robot doesn’t need to be repositioned to disinfect a specific area within a room.

    Mary Parry

    COO of Oneida Health Systems

  • We strive to ‘stay ahead of the curve’ when it comes to patient safety, so when evaluating disinfection processes, UV application was a natural next step. Tru-D’s ability to assess the space and antimicrobial UV dosage was key in this decision.

    Mae Eichelberge

    Gibson Area Hospital

  • Having Tru-D in our facility helps ensure we are providing the safest environment possible for our patients and staff. We are consistently looking for proactive measures that we can take to remain on the leading-edge of technology and patient safety. Our environmental staff does an excellent job with...

    Jennifer Kramer

    Chief Clinical Officer of Wray Community Hospital

  • The acquisition of UV technology is simply another way that we’re working to safeguard the well-being of every single patient who walks through our doors and protect the integrity of our health care environment.

    Paul Gentile

    Infection Control and Prevention Coordinator at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital

  • 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

  • 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 Pperations at 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 of Frye Regional Medical Center

  • The Sensor360® technology set Tru-D apart. Rather than estimating the necessary UV dose or moving a unit to multiple placements in a room, Tru-D is able to analyze a space and provide a measured, lethal dose of UV light to provide total room disinfection from a single cycle...

    Greg Rosenberger

    Hospitality Services Director of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida