Why Every Surface Matters – Total Room Disinfection

Why every surface matters.

Germs and pathogens can live anywhere which is why every surface should be a priority when it comes to cleaning and disinfection. Tru-D’s shown efficacy makes it a trusted choice for health care professionals. Multiple independent studies by epidemiological thought leaders and experts in disinfection and sterilization practices have shown Tru-D as an effective, single placement approach to disinfect a room. This is accomplished by measuring the proper dose of UVC energy that reaches the walls and is reflected back to the center of the room.



Other UVC offerings disinfect only line-of-sight surfaces very close to the machine and recommend multiple positions. Even with multiple placements, there is no assurance that the entire room has been disinfected; meaning there is a risk for pathogens to remain behind. Germs and pathogens can live anywhere — in low-use spaces such as room corners or around various surgical products tables — which is why every touchable surface should be a priority.


Why Does Total Room Disinfection Matter?

There is no evidence that any object in a room is more likely to cause an infection than another.

There is no correlation between touch frequency and microbial contamination load.

MRSA, VRE, and C. diff can survive for months on surfaces.

Microbiologic Assessment of High, Medium & Low Touch Surfaces

Huslage, Rutala, Gergen, Weber.  ICHE 2013; 34:211


The risk of contracting C. diff increased 200% when the previous occupant had active C. diff.  MRSA and VRE risk increased on average 120%.

Shaunessy MK, et al, ICHE 2011, 32: 201-296

Boyce JM, et al, J Clin Microbiol 1994; 32:1148

Hayden MK, et al, ICHE 2008; 29:149

MRSA 59%
C. DIFF 90%
VRE 46%

C. diff cases contaminate up to 90% of surfaces, MRSA cases contaminate up to 59% of surfaces and VRE cases contaminate up to 46% of surfaces.



Can survive on surfaces up to
3 months



Can survive on surfaces up to 2.5 months



Can survive on surfaces up to 5 months

Havil NL, et al, ICHE 2014; 35:445

Weber DJ, et al, ICHE 2015



One study found that after routine hospital cleanings, 18% of sites under bedside tables remained contaminated with MRSA. After disinfection with Tru-D, 0% of sites were still contaminated (P <0.001). Individual hospital results may vary.

Contaminated with MRSA after routine cleaning 18%
Contaminated with MRSA after disinfection with Tru-D 0%

Donskey, CJ, MD,  BMC Infectious Diseases 2010


“In my hospital, patient outcomes are of utmost importance,” said Ralph Taylor, Director of Surgical Services at Florida Hospital in Tampa, Fla. “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 Tru-D to ensure a germ-free operating space.”


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