SmartUVC Room Disinfection
HOW UVC WORKS
Safe, Effective, Efficient.
Tru-D allows hospital staff to easily and confidently disinfect virtually any environment, including patient rooms, intensive care units, operating rooms, emergency rooms and public areas – killing pathogens, including the most common health care associated infections (HAI) culprits Clostridium difficile (C. diff.), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) and other bacteria that compromise patient outcomes.
What is UVC Light, and How Does It Kill Germs?
There are three UV light wavelength categories: UV-A, UV-B and UV-C. Tru-D produces UV-C, the only wavelength to be known as germicidal. UV-C utilizes short-wavelength ultraviolet radiation (shorter than UV-B and UV-A which are NOT germicidal) that is harmful to microorganisms.
Continuous UVC vs. Pulse Broad Spectrum UV
Broad Spectrum UV disinfection is not more effective than Tru-D’s Continuous UVC light, because UV-C is the only germicidal wavelength.
Pulsed vs. Continuous UV Light
Pulsed and Unmeasured UV Light
Unlike any of its competitors, Tru-D safely and effectively destroys all pathogens in its path from a single position in the room without the risk of human error for calculating cycle time or placement. Xenon flash lamps and other unmeasured UV lights, while they may use UV-C lamps, have no way of calculating the UV dose needed for each location to determine the positioning or time necessary to disinfect accurately, nor can they reach shadowed or hidden surfaces.
Measured and Continuous UV Light
Tru-D is an automated, remotely operated system that self-adjusts to the size and content dynamics of any room to deliver the proper dose of UV light energy necessary for complete terminal disinfection. It works by generating and measuring UVC light to deliver a consistent dosage, which is proven to modify the DNA structure of infectious bacteria and spores, and eliminate the risk of transmitting infections through contaminated high touch surfaces. Tru-D’s leading edge Sensor360TM technology uses instrument grade sensors to measure the UVC that is deflected into shadowed and indirect areas for a terminal disinfection. As energy is deflected around the room, shadowed areas are reached and pathogens are eradicated ensuring a thorough disinfection outcome, every time.
What is an HAI?
Healthcare-Associated Infections, or HAIs, is an infection that patients receive while in the care of a healthcare environment, that was neither present nor developing when original treatment began. HAIs can be caused by a number of bacteria, viruses, fungi or parasites and are the most common form of preventable hospital complication, affecting millions each year.
How do HAIs affect patients?
CDC healthcare-associated infection (HAI) prevalence survey provides an updated national estimate of the overall problem of HAIs in U.S. hospitals. Based on a large sample of U.S. acute care hospitals, the survey found that on any given day, about 1 in 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection. In 2011, about 75,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. More than half of all HAIs occurred outside of the intensive care unit.
How HAIs spread
Young children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at higher risk to contracting an HAI, however, other risks include long hospital stays, unsanitary conditions and overuse of antibiotics. Washing hands, cleaning all surfaces and sterilizing instruments are the best practices to preventing these infections.
COST SAVINGS TO HOSPITALS
HAIs cost hospitals billions of dollars a year.
The direct medical cost of HAI’s to health care facilities exceeds $30 billion dollars annually. Tru-D lowers the risk of patients/residents developing unnecessary and preventable infections transmitted by high touch surfaces during their treatment.
Reducing the incidences of healthcare infections by eradicating the pathogens that lie hidden in the healthcare environments is Tru-D’s guarantee of an immediate cost avoidance.
Source: www.cdc.gov, “The Direct Medical Costs of Healthcare-Associated Infections in U.S. Hospitals and the Benefits of Prevention,” March 2009
BENEFITS OF TRU-D SMARTUVC
Tru-D’s Unmatched Validation Says it Best.
Only Tru-D provides guaranteed, total room disinfection and has been validated through nearly all existing independent research on UVC room disinfection technology. As healthcare associated infections continue to be a major threat to hospital reimbursements and their bottom line, hospital leaders must be diligent in choosing technologies they invest in to help combat this serious problem. Proven consistent outcomes provide a baseline of disinfection that can only be accomplished with Tru-D’s method of UVC dose measurement.
Eliminate human error.
Other UV disinfection methods that rely on a fixed cycle time and multiple positions around the room provide inefficient disinfection and missed areas. Tru- D’s Sensor360TM eliminates that risk by calculating the time needed to react to room variables – such as size, geometry, surface reflectivity and the amount and location of equipment in the room. Tru-D effectively delivers a lethal dose during a single cycle from a single, central location in the room. Tru-D is proven to achieve 3 to 4 log10 reductions on all surfaces, including those not in the direct line of sight of Tru-D exposure.
ITRU-D TRACKING AND CONTROL
The Data You Need to Reduce Infections and Improve Quality of Care
iTru-D delivers your disinfection data automatically to your secure, myTru-D portal. Its intuitive controller allows for the ultimate in ease of use and real time documentation of your disinfection process.
iTru-D provides visual data, assuring hospital staff that a room has been properly disinfected. With this technology, Tru-D takes the guesswork out of UV room disinfection more than ever before.
Disinfection data is delivered instantaneously to your secure myTru-D portal.
While staff are disinfecting with Tru-D, administrators can view usage data through concise graphics and exportable spreadsheets.
Data provided by iTru-D allows administrators to track when your Tru-D is in use, and equally important, when it is not, optimizing Tru-D’s ability to improve your infection outcomes.
MERCURY AND SAFETY
Tru-D is committed to safety & UVC efficacy.
Low pressure mercury vapor lamps provide the most efficient delivery of UVC energy and are endorsed by the EPA and Department of Energy for use in the healthcare environments. Tru-D’s bulbs are as safe as any low pressure mercury vapor fluorescent bulb in your facility and pose no danger to staff or families.
Tru-D Lamps are endorsed by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy
Tru-D SmartUVC uses Philips Low Pressure UVC lamps in a single ended U-tube configuration consistent with modern compact fluorescent lamp designs, which are EPA and US Department of Energy endorsed bulbs. Our bulbs contain the same small trace amounts of mercury as CFL bulbs and fluorescents, less than 1/100th of the amount in a mercury thermometer.
THIRD PARTY VALIDATION
Room Decontamination with UV Radiation
William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); David J. Weber, MD, MPH
Sensitivity to ultraviolet radiation of Lassa, Vaccinia, and Ebola viruses dried on surfaces
Sensitivity to UV Radiation Ebola 2010
Rapid Hospital Room Decontamination Using Ultraviolet (UV) Light with a Nanostructured UV-Reflective Wall Coating
William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); Brian M. Tande, PhD; David J. Weber, MD, MPH; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2013, Vol 34(5) 527-529
First UK evaluation of an automated ultraviolet-C room decontamination device (Tru-D)
N. Mahida; N. Vaughan; T. Boswell; Infection Prevention and Control Department, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham, UK; J of Hosp Infect, 2013 05(005) 1-4
Donskey – VAMC 2010
Evaluation of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms
Michelle M Nerandzic, Jennifer L Cadnum, Michael J Pultz and Curtis J Donskey MD.., BMC Infectious Diseases 2010, 10:197
Decontamination of Targeted Pathogens from Patient Rooms Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C-Emitting Device
Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH;1,2 Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP);3 Emily Smathers, MPH;2 Daniel J. Sexton, MD;1,2 Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH;1,2 David J. Weber, MD, MPH;3,4 William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH;3,4 CDC Prevention Epicenters Program
Boyce – ICHE 2011
Terminal Decontamination of Patient Rooms Using an Automated Mobile UV Light Unit
John M. Boyce MD; Nancy L. Havill, MT; Brent A. Moore, PhD; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2011, Vol 32(8) 737-742
3 Donskey – VAMC 2010
Decontamination with Ultraviolet Radiation to Prevent Recurrant Clostridium Difficile Infection in Two Roommates in a Long-Term Care Facility
Brett Sitzlar, BS; Ravy K. Vajravelu, BS; Lucy Jury, NP; Curtis J. Donskey, MD; Robin L.P. Jump, MD, PhD; Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol, 2012, Vol 33(5) 533-536
Tru-D SmartUVC is the world’s leading Ultraviolet Disinfection system and is changing the way health care works by providing hospitals with leading-edge technology for terminal disinfection of health care environments.
Tru-D SmartUVC™ is the only smart UV disinfection device on the market. Powered by Sensor360™ technology and iTru-D, the company’s real-time data-tracking software application, Tru-D sets the standard of care for the health care disinfection market with innovative, high-efficiency capabilities backed by proven data accumulated over more than a decade of clinical research by leading independent infection preventionists and epidemiologists across the U.S.
Data-driven and technology-inspired, Tru-D SmartUVC merges a 50-year history with the UV germicidal industry with the advancing possibilities of today’s technology to lead the health care industry in the eradication of harmful pathogens – today’s superbugs – making health care environments safer and improving patient outcomes for hospitals and health care facilities around the world.
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