Vanderbilt University Medical Center deploying germ-killing robots

November 10, 2017

Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville will begin deploying robots this month to protect hospitalized patients from harmful germs, including MRSA and VRE, according to an article on DeathRattle

The medical center’s first inpatient area to utilize the germ-killing robots will be its burn center. 

“We’re starting in the Burn Center because that’s a very vulnerable population, and we never want those patients to have trouble with infections,” Dr. Thomas Talbot III, a professor of medicine and Vanderbilt’s chief hospital epidemiologist.

During a robotic-disinfection, the cabinets and drawers in a hospital room are left open while its curtains and hallway doors remain closed. The robot is operated remotely from outside the room.

Read the article.



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