Marshall County Hospital in Benton, Kentucky has just added a new member to its environmental services team to proactively reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. The new addition, Tru-D SmartUVC, short for “total room ultraviolet disinfection,” is a UV disinfection robot that uses UVC light energy to kill deadly pathogens (like Ebola).
For nearly a decade, Tru-D was the first disinfection robot on the market and has continued to be a market leader in the industry. Through its patented Sensor360 technology, this little robot is able to compensate for room variables such as size, shape and content to deliver the precise, lethal dose of UVC energy needed for each individual room.
Tru-D is brought into the room, after initial cleaning by the environmental services team, to begin administering a single cycle of UV energy, providing thorough room disinfection. Through its method of calculated measured UV dosage, Tru-D is then able to disinfect in both direct line-of-sight, and shadowed areas while removing the chance of human error in the disinfection process. Once the cycle is complete, the robot alerts the operator via text and/or audio message that the cycle is complete and the entire room has been disinfected.
“Only Tru-D’s method of calculated UV dosage can guarantee that an entire room has been thoroughly disinfected,” said Chuck Dunn, CEO and President of Tru-D SmartUVC. “Backed by leading health care systems and the industry’s top researchers, Tru-D was the only device chosen for the first-ever randomized clinical trial on UV disinfection, which was funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
With single positioning, Tru-D’s intuitive technology is able to measure and deliver the right UVC dosage output the first time, every time. Compatible with an app (available in the app store), the iTru-D app calculates usage efficiency and performance through its cloud-based web portal, making tracking and reporting accessible with the touch of your fingertip!