Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Germ-zapping robot newest addition to CoxHealth’s defense against infections

Hard-to-kill germs, lurking in hard-to-clean places, have a new enemy at CoxHealth: A robot that uses use Full-Spectrum™ pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy harmful bacteria, viruses, fungi and bacterial spores.

“We want to do everything within our means to provide a clean environment at our facilities to reduce the risk of hospital acquired infections,” says Cindy Robertson, Infection Prevention Director at CoxHealth.
“This investment in a Xenex system underscores our commitment to patient care and the communities we serve.” 

The portable disinfection system is effective against even the most dangerous pathogens, including Clostridium difficile (C. diff), norovirus, influenza, Ebola and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, better known as MRSA.

The portable Xenex system can disinfect a typical patient or procedure room in five minute cycles without warm-up or cool-down times. It can be used in any department and in any unit within a healthcare facility, including isolation rooms, operating rooms, general patient care rooms, contact precaution areas, emergency rooms, bathrooms and public spaces.