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Keep Your Nose Clean - August 2018 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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the pores of cell walls, destroying bacteria from the inside out. • Mercury UV-C light devices use low-pressure mercury gas bulbs that primarily emit a strong, narrow band of the UV-C spectrum. These devices use a dose targeted for specific types of bacteria on surfaces. Right method for you? Base your whole-room disinfection choice on how a system works in practice and the value you place on reducing the risk of healthcare- acquired infections (HAIs). Each system's disinfection agent and its mechanism of action require specific preparations to achieve optimal results. A room's size and shape, the layout of its equipment and fix- tures, and the reflectivity of its surfaces can all impact effectiveness. UVC light systems need clear lines of sight to treat surfaces; if the light doesn't hit a particular spot, it doesn't disinfect it. That means you might have to reposition the unit between multiple cycles and move equipment around the room to ensure all surfaces are treated. Systems that use hydrogen peroxide and other combinations of mists A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 0 7 One Comprehensive Solution. T R U - D . C O M • 8 0 0 . 7 7 4 . 5 7 9 9 Just as important as handwashing, manual cleaning and antibiotic stewardship are to preventing hospital infections, so is disinfecting the room from top to bottom. Tru-D's unique, programmatic approach to UVC disinfection and commitment to excellent customer experiences, results in substantial cost savings and improved patient outcomes, hospital-wide. If you are interested in learning more, visit us at tru-d.com.

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