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Employees, Equipment and the Environment: Top Infection Prevention Focuses in Hospitals
Date:7/24/2014

lization and disinfection of medical equipment, according to a report from the CDC.

Rounding out comprehensive infection prevention and control plans, environmental hygiene practices have evolved to not only include manual cleaning by health care staff, but also advanced disinfection technologies, such as automated UV-C-emitting systems capable of measuring a proper dose for thorough disinfection. Health care environments easily harbor hardy pathogens that survive when health care personnel fail to properly clean their hands and medical equipment. Studies have shown that traditional disinfection methods are only 50 percent effective, leaving pathogens behind to lurk.

"TRU-D's intuitive technology ensures that human error does not prevent health care facilities from maintaining a safe environment for patients," said Chuck Dunn, president of TRU-D LLC. "Traditional cleaning methods are no longer sufficient, especially with the risk of losing out on millions of dollars in reimbursement."

As part of a $2 million infection reduction study funded by the CDC, in which TRU-D is the sole device being used, researchers concluded that UV-C devices without the technology to measure UVC dosage may inadequately estimate the time necessary to effectively disinfect patient rooms. TRU-D is the only portable UV disinfection system that precisely measures reflected UV-C emissions with Sensor360 to automatically calculate the pathogen-lethal UV dose required for proper and consistent disinfection of health care environments.

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