Published, 3rd Party Studies
NEW Rapid Hospital Room Decontamination Using Ultraviolet (UV) Light with a Nanostructured UV-Reflective Wall Coating
William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH
Maria F. Gergen, MT(ASCP); Brian M. Tande, PhD
David J. Weber, MD, MPH
The reflective wall coating provided the following time reductions for decontamination: for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, from 25 minutes 13 seconds to 5 minutes 3 seconds (P ! .05), and for Clostridium difficile spores, from 43 minutes 42 seconds to 9 minutes 24 seconds (P ! .05)..
Decontamination of Targeted Pathogens from Patient Rooms Using an Automated Ultraviolet-C-Emitting Device
Deverick J. Anderson, MD, MPH; Maria F. Gergen, MT (ASCP); Emily Smathers, MPH;2 Daniel J. Sexton, MD;
Luke F. Chen, MBBS, MPH; David J. Weber, MD, MPH; William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH
Our data confirm that automated UV-C-emitting devices can decrease the bioburden of important pathogens in realworld settings such as hospital rooms.
Michelle M Nerandzic, Jennifer L Cadnum, Michael J Pultz and Curtis J Donskey
Environmental surfaces play an important role in transmission of healthcare-associated pathogens. There is a need for new disinfection methods that are effective against Clostridium difficile spores, but also safe, rapid, and automated.
Decontamination with Ultraviolet Radiation (Tru-D) to Prevent Recurrent Clostridium difficile infection in a Long-Term Care Facility; ICHE May 2012
Brett Sitzlar, BS; Ravy K Vajravelu, BS; Luch Jury, NP; Curtis J Donskey, MD; Robin L.P. Jump, MD, PhD
Routine use of (Tru-D) to decrease the environmental burden of pathogens is a feasible addition to current infection control and housekeeping measures help to reduce rates of CDI among patients in hospitals and LTCFs
Ann Marie Pettis, RN, BSN, CIC; Mark Shelly, MD; Celeste Andrews, RN,MSN,CIC; Franklin Allen
In the quarter following implementation of UV-C the CDI rate was 1.6 per 1000 patient days. In the next quarter it dropped further to 0.8. This was the lowest rate documented in over 10 prior quarters. 14 hospital onset cases occurred in the 2 months prior to UV-C compared to 8 cases occurring in the 2 months after implementing UV-C. Based on a reduction in CDI Administration supported the purchase of the machine once the free trial was over. The machine continues to be used in a “clean sweep” fashion, treating an entire unit in one time frame.