Healthcare support services provider Crothall Healthcare recently announced its selection of American Ultraviolet (AUV) as its preferred partner for healthcare room disinfection. The ARTZ (Automatically Reliably Targeting Zero) Mobile Room UVC Germicidal Solution uses high-intensity UVC lamps to deliver a critical overall dose to all room surfaces to quickly, safely, and effectively reduce harmful pathogens in patient rooms and surgical suites.
AUV's ARTZ unit is designed to be a powerful, yet safe, easy-to-use, automated disinfection tool to combat the skyrocketing financial and human costs associated with HAIs. AUV has manufactured mobile room disinfection devices for over 30 years, and the ARTZ product is an updated and redesigned version specifically for the healthcare market. ARTZ uses reflected energy to reach shadowed areas and increase overall intensity in the treated space. In addition, a touch-screen tablet acts as a remote controller and transmits reportable data to an SD memory device. Crothall Healthcare's environmental services staff can safely operate the ARTZ in patient rooms, ICUs and operating rooms, thanks to built-in safety mechanisms unique to the ARTZ. Infrared sensors provide a 360-degree field of view, preventing the unit from turning on and even extinguishing the lamps should anyone enter the room from an unsecured door. ARTZ delivers a higher output UVC flux while consuming less energy. It releases no ozone and has proven effectiveness against C. diff spores.
According to Crothall Healthcare president Tom Racobaldo, "We are early adopters of UV as an innovation to fight HAIs. Our EVS program is so focused on infection prevention that we are always looking for best-in-class tools to help us keep patients safe. The ARTZ stands out as the clear leader in this technology, and we are confident introducing it to our client facilities."