UVC disinfection technology is helping hospitals ensure a germ-free environment during COVID-19 pandemic

Categories: Articles, Healthcare & UVC Disinfection May 18, 2020
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During this unprecedented time, hospitals across the country are utilizing UVC disinfection technology to help provide a cleaner environment for patients and staff.

UVC disinfection is used as a complement to manual cleaning. When used in conjunction with stringent hand hygiene, antibiotic stewardship and other infection prevention protocols, UVC disinfection can help reduce the incidence of harmful germs within health care facilities.

Read how some hospitals are using Tru-D, a leading UVC disinfection device, during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide a cleaner, germ-free environment.

Rush Memorial Hospital

In the fall of 2019, Rush Memorial Hospital invested in Tru-D to provide an added layer of protection against germs and pathogens. The robot is used in the operating room and surgery suites as well as after a patient with an illness such as the flu, MERS or COVID-19 is discharged. Watch a video below to learn more about how Rush Memorial is committed to providing a clean, germ-free environment for patients and staff.

 Wyoming County Health System

Wyoming County Community Health System in New York has also invested in Tru-D to disinfect patient rooms, operating rooms and clinical areas with UVC energy.

“While patient safety has always been a top priority for our facility, we cannot recall a time when it has been more important to help stop the spread of disease and infection in our hospital,” Mike Corcimiglia, chief operating officer, said. Click here to read more about Tru-D at Wyoming County Community Health System.

Jackson Hospital

Jackson Hospital in Montgomery, Alabama, produced a short YouTube video highlighting its use of Tru-D to help keep the hospital free from germs and other harmful pathogens during this challenging time.

Parkview Health

Tru-D is a new weapon in Parkview Health’s battle against bacteria, spores and viruses, as the nation gears up to recover from COVID-19. Parkview uses Tru-D not only to clean operating rooms and patient rooms but also on personal protective equipment, said Dan Malloy, director of corporate environmental services. Parkview took delivery on two of the portable machines in late March and has been training staff, Malloy said. Click here to read more.

 

About Tru-D

Tru-D, a PDI Healthcare company, is a UVC disinfection device operated by a 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 erro

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.