VCU achieves 100% utilization of UVC technology in study
Part of implementing a successful UVC disinfection program is to achieve high utilization rates. A study was published on the Tru-D technology and its deployment at Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCU). The study, “Deployment of a touchless ultraviolet light robot for terminal room disinfection: The importance of audit and feedback,” appeared in the American Journal of Infection Control.
Data was collected during a 25-month period. In the study, VCU set a goal of 90% utilization of the Tru-D robots for high-risk rooms. Through the Tru-D device's real-time usage-tracking features and by educating environmental services (ES) on the importance of utilizing the equipment, VCU achieved 100% utilization.
Individual hospital results may vary based on numerous factors including adherence to standard disinfection protocol.
“This study is a testament to the process of implementing a successful UVC disinfection program and maximizing utilization,” said Alice Brewer, director of clinical affairs for Tru-D SmartUVC. “VCU was ultimately able to achieve 100% utilization on the highest risk rooms due to the Tru-D robot's data portal along with our strategic approach to Program Management.”