NASHVILLE, Tenn., Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Tru-D SmartUVC LLC will join members of HealthTrust at the organization's upcoming University Conference & Vendor Fair in Nashville, Tennessee, Aug. 17 through 19 in Booth 307, to showcase the company's automated UV disinfection robot and discuss how it fits into health care facilities' comprehensive infection prevention programs.
Tru-D selected as a contracted supplier of HealthTrust since January 1, 2015, is the most advanced pathogen-eliminating UV robot on the market. It is also the only portable UV disinfection system that precisely measures reflected UVC emissions with Sensor360™ technology and automatically calculates the pathogen-lethal UV dose required to terminally disinfect each room, dynamically compensating for room size, shape and other dose-altering variables, including position of contents, windows, blinds and doors.
"Supply chain decision makers have recognized the importance of bringing infection prevention plans full circle by providing the technology necessary to drastically affect infection outcomes," said Chuck Dunn, president and chief executive officer of Tru-D SmartUVC. "Tru-D has been proven by the most recognized researchers in UV disinfection technology in more than a dozen studies as the best-in-class option for automated disinfection systems. We are confident that with Tru-D, HealthTrust members can improve health care-associated infections, raise HCAHPS scores and reduce unnecessary high costs associated with HAIs."
The ECRI Institute named disinfecting robots as the No. 1 technology in the Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List for 2015. And, by no coincidence, the highly anticipated results of the most comprehensive UV disinfection study to date, Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection performed by the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network, are due out later this year. Tru-D was selected as the exclusive device for this $2 million landmark study, which was funded by the Centers for Disease Control.
According to the CDC, HAIs affect two million people every year resulting in nearly 100,000 deaths and $30 billion in medical costs. Although hospitals strive to adhere to stringent infection prevention guidelines, human error is inevitable. However, Tru-D eliminates human error and takes the guesswork out of room disinfection.
After a hospital staff member completes traditional disinfection routines, Tru-D is brought in to reduce the risk of dangerous infections being transmitted through surface contact. The robot's low-pressure mercury vapor lamps, endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy for use in health care environments, provide the most efficient delivery of UVC energy to ensure optimum disinfection results. Additionally, Tru-D's cloud-based data-tracking technology, iTru-D, transfers usage data to a customized portal to provide real-time results through concise graphics and exportable records. Validated by more than a dozen independent studies, Tru-D's combined automated measured dosing capabilities and real-time usage-tracking features make it the most precise and advanced automated UV disinfection system available.
About Tru-D SmartUVC
Tru-D SmartUVC is the device of choice for nearly all of the existing independent research on UV disinfection technology. More than 300 Tru-Ds have been deployed to disinfect hospitals across the globe, including the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland; Vancouver General Hospital in Vancouver, British Columbia; Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's QMC campus in Nottingham, England; and Ebola Treatment Units at ELWA Hospital and Island Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia. For information and links to independent studies on Tru-D, visit www.Tru-D.com.
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