Make Your Intention Infection Prevention with Tru-D
In a recent article by Tru-D “Make Your Intention Infection Prevention”, Alice Brewer, Director of Clinical Affairs, Tru-D SmartUVC, discusses the importance of having a successful and thorough infection prevention program and the requirements when setting priorities for your cleaning and disinfection initiatives. We encourage you to read the article excerpt listed below:
“By setting goals and being purposeful with your program, you can help ensure that your facility is as clean and germ-free as possible for patients and staff.
Infection preventionists lead the charge in the infection prevention process. Over the past few years, UVC disinfection has been widely adopted into environmental services (EVS) practices. Studies have shown that when you have a multidisciplinary team to drive utilization of the UVC disinfection technology, it can help reduce germs facility-wide.
Read the full article on the Tru-D UVC360 blog here.
Tru-D, a PDI Healthcare company, is a UVC disinfection device operated by remote control outside the room. Once activated, it begins its disinfection cycle, flooding the room with UVC light energy that inactivates pathogens such as C. diff, MRSA, VRE, Ebola and more. Patients cannot be in the room while Tru-D is in operation because UVC energy can irritate the skin and eyes. Once the disinfection cycle is complete, Tru-D supplies us with valuable data that we use to create a more effective and efficient cleaning program.
- Chemical-free and environmentally-friendly
- Provides an added layer of protection against germs and pathogens
- No-touch disinfection technology reduces the chance of human error
Tru-D has been shown to reduce bioburden and epidemiologically important pathogens by 94%, which has been shown to result in a 35% reduction in colonization and infections in hospital settings with 93% compliance of standard disinfection protocols. Individual hospital results may vary. While Tru-D does not claim that its technology will treat COVID-19 or eliminate COVID-19 because there’s not enough data or studies available on efficacy, in the past, it has been shown to be very effective against other coronaviruses. To learn more about Tru-D, click here.