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Mercy Hospital at Folsom Acquires Advanced Germicidal Technology to Battle MRSA, C. diff, Acinetobacter and Other Drug-Resistant Pathogens
Date:3/4/2009

SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Scanning the CDC website can be a frightening experience for a patient awaiting surgery. The CDC concedes that over two million patients will acquire a hospital infection this year, and that as many as 100,000 will die as a result. CDC studies found that hospital infections double patient mortality and morbidity risks and add 9 additional days to a hospital stay on average, costing hospitals as much as $111,000 per patient.

Infection Control Practitioner Judy Corona at Mercy Hospital at Folsom saw those statistics as a challenge, motivating her to research processes and protocols that will help eliminate infection altogether. "It would be wonderful if infection could be eliminated altogether. We see advanced technology like TRU-D as an important tool to help us work towards that goal."

In February of 2008, the Sacramento Department of Health was asked by the Sacramento Chapter of the American Industrial Hygiene Association to test an advanced, automated disinfection device. The TRU-D Rapid Room Sterilizer claimed to achieve 3-6 log disinfection on every surface in an O.R. or patient room within minutes, without chemicals and without human error. The AIHA response? Prove it!

Officers from the DoH recruited Mercy Hospital at Folsom to help conduct the tests. Judy Corona assisted. "I admit I was curious and a little skeptical," said Corona, "but I wanted to see the results." Mercy quarantined a vacated MRSA patient room for testing. No pre-cleaning was performed. DoH officers collected biological samples from bed rails, hampers, tables, toilets, and other high-touch areas. Fourteen samples tested positive. The portable TRU-D device was rolled into the unoccupied room and a measured dose of intense germicidal UV energy was delivered throughout the space. Seventeen minutes later, all the air was disinfected and only one Colony Forming Unit could be found on the base of
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