BRAWLEY – In an effort to combat the recent spread of flu and other viruses, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District has takenÂ aggressive safety measures and recently acquired the most advanced UVÂ disinfection robot, Tru-D SmartUVC, to reinforce its already strictÂ infection prevention practices in its medical center. A highlyÂ recognized, 107-bed acute care facility committed to providingÂ state-of-the-art healthcare, Pioneers continues to use leading edgeÂ technology while consistently striving for the highest level of patientÂ and staff safety since opening its doors in 1950.
“We want to make sure we provide the highest quality of care, andÂ patient satisfaction while at the same time providing a safe environmentÂ for our employees—those are our number concerns here at Pioneers,”Â said Larry Lewis, CEO of Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District. “WithÂ the recent flu outbreaks, the Tru-D robot will assure us that ourÂ patients and hospital staff have a 99.9% germ free room and work place.”
Tru-D SmartUVC is the only portable UV disinfection system that deliversÂ an automated, measured dose of germicidal UVC light to consistentlyÂ disinfect an entire room. Tru-D operates from a single position withinÂ the room, ensuring 99.99 percent pathogen reduction in direct andÂ indirect shadowed areas, eliminating the threat of human error in theÂ disinfection process. Validated by more than a dozen independent studiesÂ and the first-ever randomized clinical trial of UV disinfection, Tru-D’sÂ combined automated measured dosing capabilities and real-timeÂ usage-tracking feature, iTru-D, make Tru-D the most precise and advancedÂ automated UV disinfection system available.
Specifically, Pioneers is maximizing the disinfection benefits of theÂ Tru-D robot throughout the entire hospital facility in Brawley. After aÂ hospital staff member cleans the room using traditional methods, Tru-DÂ is rolled into the room to “finish the job.” Tru-D is turned on fromÂ outside the room using an iPad remote featuring iTru-D, an applicationÂ that tracks infection control data and simultaneously uploads theÂ information to the hospital’s web portal. The robot’s patented Sensor360Â technology instantly analyzes the unique contents, shape and size of theÂ room, then floods the targeted space (including shadows) with the properÂ amount of germicidal energy. Tru-D spends whatever time is necessary toÂ confidently eliminate infectious germs from contaminated surfaces beforeÂ shutting down and notifying the operator that disinfection is complete.
“California has experienced the dangerous effects of healthÂ care-associated infections in the past several years,” said Chuck Dunn,Â president and CEO of Tru-D SmartUVC. “In order to combat the spread ofÂ these incidents, Pioneers Memorial Hospital has elevated its stringentÂ infection prevention practices with the purchase of Tru-D SmartUVC. TheÂ hospital’s commitment to proven, innovative technology sets it apartÂ from other facilities in the Imperial Valley, reassuring patients andÂ staff that their health and safety is top-of-mind and protected.”
Tru-D was recently validated by the first-ever randomized clinical trialÂ of UVC disinfection. Results of the landmark Benefits of EnhancedÂ Terminal Room Disinfection study, which was funded by the Centers forÂ Disease Control and Prevention, showed that enhanced terminal roomÂ disinfection strategies decreased the cumulative incidence ofÂ multidrug-resistant organisms by 10 to 30 percent, and the largestÂ decreases were seen when Tru-D was added to the standard cleaningÂ strategy. Tru-D was selected as the only device used because of itsÂ proven reduction of environmental pathogens in more than a dozenÂ third-party studies previously.
“By Utilizing the Tru-D SmartUVC we are ensuring that every room meetsÂ the highest standard of cleanliness that will improve quality andÂ patient safety by decreasing Healthcare Associated Infections,” saidÂ Carly Zamora RN, MSN, Infection Control Coordinator at Pioneers MemorialÂ Healthcare District.
Tru-D SmartUVC is the only UV disinfection device backed by aÂ CDC-funded, randomized clinical trial to show that it is capable ofÂ reducing the transmission of health care-associated infections by up toÂ 30 percent. More Tru-Ds have been deployed to disinfect hospitals acrossÂ the globe than all other competing look-alike offerings, fighting deadlyÂ pathogens such as C. diff, MRSA, CRE, VRE, MERS, Ebola and many more. AnÂ effective and innovative technology backed by sound science, Tru-DÂ SmartUVC is on a mission to eradicate HAIs making hospitals safer places Â Â for patients and staff. For information and links to independent studiesÂ on Tru-D, visit Tru-D.com
Benefits of room disinfection study from centers for disease control and preventionÂ http://tru-d.com/tru-d-selected-for-cdc-study/