Why Every Surface Matters – Total Room Disinfection
Why every surface matters.
Germs and pathogens can live anywhere — in shadowed areas, low-use spaces such as room corners or around various surgical products tables — which is why every touchable surface should be a priority. Tru-D is the trusted choice for health care professionals because of its up to 99.9% efficacy that can ONLY be accomplished through its method of UVC dose measurement. Multiple independent studies from epidemiological thought leaders and experts in disinfection and sterilization practices validate Tru-D as an effective single placement approach proven to disinfect the entire 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.
WHAT MAKES TRU-D DIFFERENT?
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 guarantee 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
PREVIOUS OCCUPANTS INCREASE RISK OF INFECTION.
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
C. DIFF 90%
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
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
DISINFECTING SHADOWED AREAS IS CRITICAL
After routine hospital cleanings, 18% of sites under bedside tables remain contaminated with MRSA. After disinfection with Tru-D, 0% of sites are still contaminated (P <0.001).
Contaminated with MRSA after routine cleaning 18%
Contaminated with MRSA after disinfection with Tru-D 0%
Donskey, CJ, MD,BMC Infectious Diseases 2010
PATIENT SAFETY COMES FIRST
“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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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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
Hospitality Services Director of Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Florida
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