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  • November 30, 2021

Combatting COVID-19 with UVC Disinfection

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UVC technology can give staff peace of mind and ensure a cleaner environment

Children's Mercy Hospital Kansas City is working to ensure the cleanest environment possible for both its patients and staff members. To do so, the hospital implemented the use of three Tru-D disinfection robots in 2019 and has since added to its fleet and as has expanded the use of the technology throughout the hospital. The hospital has the highest volume of Tru-D robot disinfection cycles completed of all other Tru-D device customers, often using them up to 40 times daily. 

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the devices gave providers and staff peace of mind knowing that the facility was taking additional measures to create a safe environment, and nurses were paid overtime to run the devices as much as possible. 

Currently, the facility is using the devices to disinfect the following:

  • Inpatient rooms (320 rooms) at patient turnover
  • Radiology clinic on weekends
  • Sedation rooms and orthopedic procedure rooms weekly
  • Inpatient procedure rooms and playrooms weekly
  • Hematology/oncology clinic rooms weekly
  • Dental clinic procedure rooms weekly
  • GI procedure rooms weekly

"Our broad use of Tru-D disinfection robots across our organization provides an additional level of protection to both our patients and staff. I am pleased with this product," says Michael Sayer, senior director at Children' s Mercy Hospital Kansas City.

Implementing UVC technology can be challenging, and there are many barriers to building and sustaining an effective UVC disinfection program. Michael Sayer and Rachael Hughes from Children’s Mercy Kansas City will share best practices and tips for success during a webinar on Dec. 20.