Successful Trial Leads to Tru-D UV Disinfection Robot Implementation
From The Bend Bulletin:
After testing an ultraviolet light disinfection system for five months last year, St. Charles Bend in Bend, Oregon has invested in three Tru-D SmartUVC devices that are now being used to kill harmful pathogens found around the hospital.
Since the start of the year, the hospital has used the devices to combat the flu virus and to disinfect a surgical tool sterilization room after a sewage pipe leak. But their primary task has been to reduce the cases of hospital-acquired infections, particularly a bacteria known as Clostridium difficile, which doctors often call “C. diff.”
“We have reduced the number of C. diffs that we’re seeing; that’s the good news,” said Randy Barnes, director of hospitality services at St. Charles Bend. “The bad news is we have seen a spike in C. diff coming in.”
St. Charles Bend has had so much success with Tru-D in certain areas of the hospital that it has expanded it to the entire facility and has even loaned a unit to St. Charles Pineville to test.
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