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Hygiene hits heady heights at Jupiter healthcare hub
Jupiter Medical Centre has bolstered patient and staff safety with two Tru-D SmartUVC robots, which deliver an automated, measured dose of UVC to consistently disinfect an entire room from a single position - ensuring 99.99% pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed areas and eliminating human error, while documenting disinfection results for each cycle.
The Tru-D robots were purchased thanks to the generosity of the Medical Centre's Auxiliary. The hospital volunteer group wanted to provide a gift that would have a direct impact on patient care and safety. After thorough research of various automated UVC disinfection systems, the facility chose to purchase Tru-D for its intuitive technology.
"Our Auxiliary is dedicated to assisting us in providing excellent care and had a desire to purchase technology that could do so," says Steve Seeley, the facility's vice president, chief operating officer and chief nursing officer.
"Jupiter Medical Centereis known for providing world-class quality. We are consistently keeping a close eye on ways in which we can add to our infection prevention and quality outcome measures, and the Tru-D robots were great additions to our existing tools. We are grateful to our Auxiliary for sharing our commitment to quality, and providing us with this gift."
Tru-D has been validated by more than a dozen scientific third-party studies. Most recently, results of the landmark Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection study, which was funded by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, prove that enhanced terminal room disinfection strategies decreased the cumulative incidence of multidrug-resistant organisms by between 10% and 30%. The largest decreases are said to have been seen when Tru-D was added to the standard cleaning strategy.
Chuck Dunn, president and CEO of Tru-D SmartUVC, adds: "The Tru-D robots not only allow Jupiter Medical Centre to adhere to its mission of providing world class healthcare, but also reinforces its standing as a leading health care organisation in its region."
More than 300 Tru-Ds have been deployed to disinfect hospitals across the globe, including the National Institutes of Health Clinical Centre 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.
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11th February 2016