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O’Connor Hospital Deploys Superbug Slaying Robot to Patient Safety Arsenal

By: American River

O’Connor Hospital Deploys Superbug-Slaying Robot to Patient Safety Arsenal

Originally Posted by dcumming on 06 Mar 2014

 


 

SuzanneAndTRUDSan Jose, CA (March 6, 2014)O’Connor Hospital is the first hospital in the Bay Area to deploy TRU-D SmartUVCTM, a germ-eliminating robot that uses powerful ultraviolet light to kill harmful pathogens, including viruses, bacteria and fungi, that threaten health care environments and patient outcomes.

Short for Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfection, TRU-D “finishes the job” after a hospital staff member completes traditional disinfection routines, reducing the risk of health care-associated infections. The remotely operated robot works by generating UV light energy that modifies the DNA structure of an infectious cell so that it cannot reproduce — and a cell that cannot reproduce cannot colonize and harm patients.

“The acquisition of this technology is simply another way that we’re working to protect the integrity of our health care environment, and ultimately, safeguard the well-being of every single patient who walks through our doors,” said Suzanne Cistulli, R.N., CIC, Director of Infection Prevention and Control at O’Connor Hospital.

The technology allows O’Connor Hospital to confidently clean its patient environments, including ICUs, patient rooms, surgery suites, emergency rooms and public areas. In addition to influenza and norovirus, the robot’s microscopic foes include Clostridium difficile (C. diff), Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA) and other pathogens.

Studies have shown that traditional disinfection methods are only 50 percent effective, leaving pathogens behind to lurk. TRU-D eliminates the possibility of human error and makes O’Connor Hospital safer for patients and employees, Cistulli said.

“TRU-D can achieve 99.99 percent disinfection of all viruses and bacteria. It takes the guesswork out of previous protocols and ensures confidence in clinicians and patients alike,” she added. “This technology will prove to be an important added line of defense to protect the integrity of our environment and ensure enhanced patient outcomes.”

TRU-D SmartUVCTMis the only portable UV disinfection device on the market with Sensor360™ technology, which analyzes the unique variables of the room and floods the space (both line-of-site and shadowed spaces) with the proper dose of UV light energy.  The system can disinfect an entire room from one location, eliminating human error associated with less advanced UV devices that require the machine to be moved several times.

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About – American River Medical is the market leader of the complete medical cart experience. American River Medical’s commitment to its clients is demonstrated through its representation of the world’s fastest growing medical cart brand. Our medical cart and storage True Solutions, improve quality of patient care through optimized mobile storage of equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals, and data for healthcare organizations. From the tech corridor of Chandler, Arizona we serve the primary market of acute care hospitals in the USA. Our core competency in mobile storage is combined with domestic and international partnerships delivering a proven, unique, and refreshing value proposition. True Solutions. – See more at: http://www.americanrivermedical.com/learn/chinese-medical-trolleys-land-us-cart-market/#sthash.wr1wytpJ.dpuf

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American River Medical, LLC represents the world’s best medical cart and storage brands to American healthcare organizations improving their quality of patient care through optimized mobile storage of equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and data. – See more at: http://www.americanrivermedical.com/about/#sthash.k3r3IOB5.dpuf

 

American River Medical, LLC represents the world’s best medical cart and storage brands to American healthcare organizations improving their quality of patient care through optimized mobile storage of equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and data. – See more at: http://www.americanrivermedical.com/about/#sthash.k3r3IOB5.dpuf

 

American River Medical, LLC represents the world’s best medical cart and storage brands to American healthcare organizations improving their quality of patient care through optimized mobile storage of equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and data. – See more at: http://www.americanrivermedical.com/about/#sthash.k3r3IOB5.dpuf

 

American River Medical, LLC represents the world’s best medical cart and storage brands to American healthcare organizations improving their quality of patient care through optimized mobile storage of equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals and data. – See more at: http://www.americanrivermedical.com/about/#sthash.k3r3IOB5.dpuf

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About – American River Medical is the market leader of the complete medical cart experience. American River Medical’s commitment to its clients is demonstrated through its representation of the world’s fastest growing medical cart brand. Our medical cart and storage True Solutions, improve quality of patient care through optimized mobile storage of equipment, supplies, pharmaceuticals, and data for healthcare organizations. From the tech corridor of Chandler, Arizona we serve the primary market of acute care hospitals in the USA. Our core competency in mobile storage is combined with domestic and international partnerships delivering a proven, unique, and refreshing value proposition. True Solutions. – See more at: http://www.americanrivermedical.com/learn/chinese-medical-trolleys-land-us-cart-market/#sthash.wr1wytpJ.dpuf

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