A new study on use of UV light in the short C-wavelength (UVC) for disinfection was presented at IDWeek 2015. The study showed that Tru-D SmartUVC significantly reduced healthcare-associated infections (HAI) caused by common multidrug-resistant organisms (MDRO) in hospitals. Tru-D SmartUVC was the UVC device selected for this study and proved its ability to reduce environmental pathogens by measuring the required reflective dose to thoroughly disinfect a hospital room.
Results of the study, Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection, indicated that three enhanced terminal room disinfection strategies decreased the cumulative incidence of MDROs by 10% to 30%, and the largest decreases were seen when a UVC-emitting device was added to the standard cleaning protocol. Such reduction rates, validated through a randomized clinical trial, differentiate Tru-D technology.
The study’s primary outcome showed the clinical incidence of an MDRO in the next patient to occupy the room for at least 24 hours after disinfection. Adding a cycle of measured-dose UVC light added approximately 10 minutes to the total room turnover time.
In honor of this landmark study and to further the company’s mission of eradicating HAIs and making hospitals a safer place for patients and staff, Tru-D is donating one Tru-D robot to a hospital in the United States. Hospitals may register to win at Tru-D.com/TeamTruD. The drawing for the robot will be held December 7.