Evaluation of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms

@inproceedings{Nerandzic2010EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of an automated ultraviolet radiation device for decontamination of Clostridium difficile and other healthcare-associated pathogens in hospital rooms},
  author={Michelle M. Nerandzic and Jennifer L. Cadnum and Michael J. Pultz and Curtis J. Donskey},
  booktitle={BMC infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND 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. METHODS The Tru-D Rapid Room Disinfection device is a mobile, fully-automated room decontamination technology that utilizes ultraviolet-C irradiation to kill pathogens. We examined the efficacy of environmental disinfection using the Tru-D device in… CONTINUE READING
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