MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 30, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the UV disinfection industry, has announced its commitment as a sponsor of the 5th Annual International C. diff Awareness Conference and Health Expo. The C. diff Foundation's mission is to educate and advocate for the prevention, treatment and environmental safety of C. diff infections worldwide. Its 2017 conference and expo will be held November 9-10, 2017 at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.
"Tru-D is proud to partner with the C. diff Foundation to help spread awareness for one of the most deadly superbugs," said Chuck Dunn, president and CEO of Tru-D SmartUVC. "The work that the C. diff Foundation does to advocate for and assist those adversely impacted by C. diff is critical to the thousands affected by it each year."
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are 453,000 Clostridium difficile (C. diff) cases in the U.S. per year with 29,300 associated deaths. People can become infected with C. diff if they touch items or surfaces that are contaminated with feces and then touch their mouth or mucous membranes. One of the most common sources of C. diff is health care environments that have not been adequately disinfected. Tru-D SmartUVC uses chemical-free, environmentally-friendly UVC energy to kill C. diff and other deadly pathogens in hundreds of hospitals throughout the U.S.
"Validated by more than a dozen independent studies as well as the only randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection, Tru-D is on a mission to eradicate C. diff and other hospital-acquired infections that negatively affect patient outcomes," said Dunn.
Tru-D is deployed in hospital and operating rooms after an environmental services technician cleans the area with traditional cleaning protocols. Using chemical-free UVC energy, Tru-D operates from a single position and administers a single cycle of UV light, easily integrating into a hospital's existing workflow with minimal labor impact. Through the use of its patented Sensor360 technology, Tru-D analyzes the space including size, shape and contents, to deliver a precise, lethal dose of UV light, achieving significant pathogen reduction in the room. While the cycle is being performed, operators are free to tend to other tasks and are alerted via audio and/or text message when disinfection is complete.
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About Tru-D SmartUVC
Tru-D SmartUVC is a portable UV disinfection system that delivers an automated, measured dose of UVC light to consistently disinfect an entire room during a single cycle. Operating from a single position in the room, Tru-D ensures significant pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed areas. Validated by more than a dozen independent studies, Tru-D's automated, measured dosing capabilities and real-time usage-tracking features make it one of the most advanced UV disinfection systems available. For more information, visit Tru-D.com.
About C Diff Foundation:
The C Diff Foundation, a 501(c) (3) non-profit comprised of 100% volunteering professionals and founded in 2012 by Nancy C. Caralla, a Nurse who was diagnosed and treated for Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) infections. Through her own journeys and witnessing the loss of her father to C. difficile infection involvement, Nancy recognized the need for greater global awareness through education, research being conducted by the government, industry, and academia and better advocacy on behalf of patients, healthcare professionals, and researchers worldwide working to address the public health threat posed by this devastating and life-threatening infection. November is dedicated to "Raising C. diff. Awareness" worldwide. To learn more about the annual campaign and how to become a partner please visit the website http://www.cdifffoundation.org or http://www.globalcdifficilecongress.org
About the C diff Foundation Foundress, Executive Director:
Nancy C Caralla, hosts "C. diff. Spores and More" Global Broadcasting Network http://www.cdiffradio.com and shares in a team focus offering education and advocacy for C. diff. infection prevention, treatments, environmental safety, and support worldwide.
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