Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 10, 2014
Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care (LTAC) selected the American Ultraviolet (AUV) Unit for mobile room disinfection, reinforcing the health care provider’s commitment to protecting patients from infection. The Automatically Reliably Targeting Zero (ARTZ) Mobile Room ultraviolet “C” wavelength (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. The partnership shows Florida Hospital at Connerton’s commitment to prevent the spread of infection within its healthcare setting, with a specific focus on eliminating microorganisms that cause hospital acquired infections (HAI’s).
“Because quality patient care comes first at our hospital, we researched all commercially available products of this type and found the AUV to be the most efficacious in elimination of microorganisms that can lead to infections. It’s been a great experience to work with our environmental services partner, Crothall, to implement this cutting edge technology at our facility. We implemented this new technology in February of 2013 and we are already seeing positive results. ARTZ complements our standard cleaning protocols and disinfects in a meaningful way. This is critical to preventing infection,” said Debi Martoccio, MBA, RN, Chief Operating Officer at Florida Hospital at Connerton LTAC. Florida Hospital at Connerton LTAC provides a comprehensive range of services to treat patients who have medically complex conditions that require a longer stay such as ventilator weaning and infectious diseases. Specially trained staff delivers expert care, helping patients progress toward the next stage of recovery. 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 HAI’s. AUV has manufactured mobile room disinfection devices for more than 30 years. The 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.
The engineering staff at Florida Hospital at Connerton LTAC can safely operate the ARTZ in patient rooms, ICU’s, and even operating rooms as a result of built-in safety mechanisms unique to the ARTZ. Infrared sensors provide a 360 degree field of view, preventing the unit from turning on while having the ability to turn the lamps off should anyone unexpectedly enter the room from an unsecured door. It has a lamp life that exceeds all other devices on the market, and delivers a higher output UVC flux while consuming less energy.
About Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care
Florida Hospital at Connerton Long Term Acute Care is a not-for-profit 50-bed hospital providing a comprehensive range of services to treat patients whose medically complex conditions require a longer stay. Specialized medical care includes: ventilator weaning, complex respiratory conditions, infectious disease, complex wound care, heart failure, medically complex conditions, neurological disorders, post-trauma care, renal disorders, bariatric care, and surgical complications. The 48,000 square foot one-story facility features all private rooms, an operating room for minor inpatient procedures, a chapel, inner courtyard and dining area. Part of the Adventist Health System, Florida Hospital is a leading health network comprised of 23 hospitals throughout the state. For more information, visit http://www.floridahospital.com/connerton.
About American Ultraviolet
Since 1960, American Ultraviolet® has manufactured over 60,000 UVC germicidal fixtures for commercial, healthcare, and residential applications. Our ultraviolet fixtures reduce harmful pathogens, increase efficiency, prolong equipment life, and improve indoor air quality, in part because American Ultraviolet® germicidal fixtures feature the highest output lamps, enabling them to deactivate more bacteria, viruses, and mold across a wider temperature and air velocity range than all others.