Oklahoma Healthcare facility lends cleaning robot to schools

The extra layer of protection was deployed in buildings that have had high absence rates due to illness

Moore Public Schools in Oklahoma City got a boost to their cleaning routine last week when Norman Regional Health System lent them a germ-zapping robot, according to an article on the NewsOK website.

The schools already have a custodial staff and their own robots that spray a chlorine mist, but the extra layer of protection was deployed in buildings that have had high absence rates due to illness.

The Norman-based hospital is lending the robots as part of an outreach program, according to Clyde Brawner, director of environmental services at Norman Regional. The system also lent the robots to schools in the Norman and Noble districts.

The hospital added the robots in 2016 as part of an overall plan to reduce infections. The robots are used for patient rooms where the risk of spreading infections is higher, and for high-traffic areas such as public restrooms.

The robots cost $125,000, and most hospitals get about three years of service out of them.

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March 8, 2018

Topic Area: Infection Control

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