Focus: Infection Control

New Orleans healthcare facility deploys infection-fighting robots

January 8, 2018

The Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans has deployed germ-fighting robots reduce the risk of healthcare-associated infections, according to an article on the Ochsner website.

The robots can destroy deadly pathogens and multi-drug resistant organisms by using pulsed xenon, an environmentally-friendly noble gas, to high-intensity ultraviolet (UV) light. 

The UV light can quickly destroy infectious germs — including Clostridium difficile, carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, norovirus, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, influenza and the Ebola virus — in less than five minutes. 

The devices are used in addition to the routine cleaning procedures that currently take place as an extra level of protection against infection.

Read the article.

 

See the latest posts on our homepage


Share

Topic Area: Infection Control


Recent Posts
Recent Posts

Bed bug histamines persistent in infested areas


New research suggests bed bugs are a medically important threat

2/16/2018

Supporting staff during a healthcare facility downsizing


As the healthcare landscape transforms, organizations face reengineering initiatives, restructurings, redundancies and downsizings

2/16/2018

W.Va. healthcare facility postpones surgeries due to sterilization issues


Cabell Huntington Hospital found residue on equipment and surgical trays

2/16/2018

Deadly ‘superbug’ fungus may be spreading


Number of U.S. patients infected with Candida auris has climbed to 200

2/16/2018

Report surveys Texas hospitals on Harvey-related issues


Texas Hospital Association analyzes Texas hospitals' disaster response before, during, and after Hurricane Harvey and difficulties they faced, notably in security

2/16/2018





Post Comment




FREE
NEWSLETTER

• News and Updates
• Webcast Alerts
• Building Technologies



All fields are required.