Orange City Area Health System Implements Disinfecting Robot
April 14, 2020 1:42pm
A robot that disinfects surfaces is being utilized at a local hospital. Orange City Area Health System recently installed and trained personnel on the Skytron disinfection robot. This leading-edge technology disinfects all surfaces, including shadows, using high levels of UVC energy.
Marty Guthmiller, CEO of Orange City Area Health System says they researched the system and were intrigued with its potential, and with the advent of COVID-19, he says it became an easy choice to implement for their facilities. Its portability and small footprint allows the machine to move anywhere, including the ambulance after transferring a patient.
Skytrons Ultraviolet C (UVC) provides an effective method of microorganism inactivation for contaminated air and surfaces. The technology enhances traditional manual cleaning protocols in hospitals to stop the spread of pathogens, such as coronavirus. According to the manufacturer, UVC offers whole-room-disinfection capabilities, which help reduce the spread of viruses, bacteria, and fungus by denaturing their DNA.
Guthmiller says the ultraviolet light technology is one more tool they can use for helping with mitigation, ensuring a safe environment for patients and staff alike. He says once the COVID-19 outbreak is over, the system will continue to serve, moving forward with other infections, or in surgery, or seasonal flu, or really anywhere its needed.
Orange City Area Health System will be using this whole-room, germ-killing unit throughout their facilities where needed, including the hospital, medical clinics, and senior care campus.
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