Bug zapper plays role in Augusta Health infection control

Robotic disinfection system significantly controls bacteria, spores and viruses

Virginia's Augusta Health System's new robotic disinfection system is significantly controlling bacteria, spores and viruses, according to an article on the Augusta Free Press website. 

Affected viruses include C.diff (clostridium difficle) and MRSA that colonize on hard surfaces in patient care environments.

The robotic system uses ultra-violet (UV-C) light energy. The technology uses three transmitters that communicate with each other and can treat an entire room in 20 to 40 minutes.

The system has mechanisms to keep employees and patients safe.  It maps the room, tells staff how long it will take to clean and when it’s done.

Read the article.



July 25, 2016

Topic Area: Information Technology

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