Even the newest disinfection technologies need time, space and planning to work, according to an article on the Outpatient Surgery website.
To maximize the investment in whole-room disinfection systems, healthcare facilities are urged to identify the biggest risks. For instance, machines can be used first whenever a patient has been identified with C. diff.
Operating and procedure rooms should also be a priority. Environmental services should do a ceiling-to-floor terminal cleaning in each room, then deploy the robot as they start the next room.
The article recommended taking advantage of downtime. When an outpatient facility closes down for the night, the environmental services staff and robots can go into action.
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