January 22, 2018
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital are the first and only two hospitals in the Tri-County Area to use a germ eliminating robot to enhance environmental cleanliness by disinfecting and destroying hard-to-kill germs, bacteria and superbugs in hard-to-clean places.
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Twin Cities Hospital are the first to tap into a technology that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy bacteria, viruses, mold and other pathogens that can cause healthcare associated infections (HAI).
Germ eliminating robots have been proven to quickly destroy the germs and bacteria in ORs that can cause infections using pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light. Hundreds of hospitals use robots to disinfect their ORs after the day's procedures are complete and two hospitals have published peer-reviewed studies showing 46%-100% reductions in their SSI rates when the robot was used to disinfect ORs after terminal cleaning.
The portable system can disinfect a typical procedure room in four- or five-minute cycles without warm-up or cool-down times.