Staying Positive During the Pandemic

The good news for patients in need of outpatient surgery is that, across the country, health care providers and policymakers have recognized that elective surgery is not the same thing as optional surgery and are allowing ASCs to remain open to provide this care.

Handling of Explanted Medical Devices Addressed in AORN’s Revised Guideline for Specimen Management

SP professionals must manage explants safely and properly any time a request is made to sterilize an explanted device, such a screw, hip, plate and so on, for return to the patient.

Disinfection Methods – Straightforward or Complicated?

With all the different cleaning, disinfecting and sterilizing processes that go on inside of hospitals, I find disinfection to be the most complex and complicated among them.

Steam Sterilization Standard ST79 Receives Community-Driven Update

After three years, a widely used standard in health care and industry has undergone an important update.

Tru-D SmartUVC to Exhibit and Attend APIC 2019 Conference

Meet with UVC disinfection experts in booth #1031

Tru-D SmartUVC, a leader in the UVC disinfection industry, will attend and exhibit at APIC 2019, June 12-14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, sharing how its innovative technology can complement existing disinfection protocols.

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) is the leading professional association for infection preventionists (IPs) with more than 15,000 members. Its mission is to create a safer world through the prevention of infections, which is achieved by the provision of better care to promote better health at a lower cost. Each year, APIC delivers the largest annual conference of infection preventionists from across the U.S., and Tru-D invites the more than 2,500 attendees to stop by its booth #1031.

Health care-associated infections, or HAIs, are infections that patients receive while in the care of a health care environment, that was neither present nor developing when original treatment began. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on any given day, about one in 31 hospital patients has at least one HAI. More than 700,000 people become infected annually, costing hospitals billions of dollars in cost reimbursements.

Used as an adjunct to manual cleaning, Tru-D provides disinfection from one placement in the room and calculates one, measured UVC dose. Using its patented Sensor360 technology, Tru-D analyzes the unique makeup of each room including size, shape and contents to deliver the precise dose of UVC needed for enhanced room disinfection.

“Tru-D is dedicated to making hospital environments cleaner for both patients and staff,” Alice Brewer, MPH, CIC, Clinical Affairs Director for Tru-D SmartUVC, said. “Tru-D works closely with hospitals’ infection prevention teams to build successful UVC enhanced disinfection programs that may help to improve patient outcomes.”

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