US-based Jupiter Medical Center has strengthened its patient and staff safety measures with two Tru-D SmartUVC robots that deliver an automated, measured dose of UVC to consistently disinfect a room from a single position.
Tru-D SmartUVC is claimed to be the only UV disinfection system. The patented design ensures 99.99% pathogen reduction in direct and shadowed areas,
It also reduces human error and documents disinfection results for each cycle.
Tru-D SmartUVC president Chuck Dunn said: "The Tru-D robots not only allow Jupiter Medical Center to adhere to its mission of providing world class healthcare, but also reinforces its standing as a leading healthcare organisation in its region."
Following research of several automated UVC disinfection systems, the Medical Center opted to buy Tru-D to have a direct impact on patient care and safety.
Jupiter Medical Center vice-president Steve Seeley said: "Our auxiliary is dedicated to assisting us in providing excellent care and had a desire to purchase technology that could do so.
"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."
Jupiter Medical Center noted that Tru-D is validated by more than a dozen scientific third-party studies.
Results from the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection study show that improved terminal room disinfection strategies decreased the cumulative incidence of multidrug-resistant organisms by 10% to 30%. The largest decreases were seen when Tru-D was added to the standard cleaning strategy.
Tru-D SmartUVC is the device of choice for nearly all existing independent research on UV disinfection technology, More than 300 Tru-Ds have been deployed to disinfect hospitals worldwide.
Jupiter Medical Center is a not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center that has 207 private acute-care hospital beds and 120 long-term care, sub-acute rehabilitation and hospice beds.
Image: Tru-D SmartUVC at Jupiter Medical Center. Photo: courtesy of Tru-D SmartUVC.