FHN Unveils Xenex’s Germ-Zapping Robot to Enhance Patient Safety
HAIs, which are caused by deadly pathogens such as MRSA, Clostridium difficile (C. diff), pneumonia and Acinetobacter, are the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Xenex room disinfection robot uses pulsed xenon technology to deliver high-intensity, broad-spectrum ultraviolet light to quickly kill microorganisms on surfaces and in the air without contact or chemicals. The UV light penetrates the cell walls of microorganisms, essentially fusing their DNA, leading to instant damage, the inability to reproduce or mutate, and killing the organism.
FHN’s Environmental Services team operates the Xenex robot, uniquely designed for ease of use and portability, without disturbing patients or hospital operations.
“The Xenex system has been proven to be 20 times more effective at killing pathogens than standard chemical cleaning,” said FHN President and CEO Michael Perry, MD. “We are proud to bring this new technology to our hospital to enhance the safety of our patients.”
Published on : Fri, 14 Jun 2013
Print as PDF
Monitor vital signs of sensitive patients with reliable, smart and intuitive technology Not available in the US Sensitive patients, like neonates, require comfortable care. With transcutaneous monitoring, you can easily keep track of the oxygenation...
The technical and clinical reference standard for all B·R·A·H·M·S PCT assays. All clinical cut-offs and algorithms were developed based on B·R·A·H·M·S PCT sensitive KRYPTOR. Homogeneous immunoassay for the quantitative d
NovaPort cannulas are designed specially to meet the needs of extracorporeal lung and heart support circuits and perioperative perfusion in minimally invasive heart surgery.All blood-contact surfaces of the NovaPort cannulas are coated with the bio- and...
The HAMILTON-T1 combines for the first time the functionality of a fully featured intensive care unit ventilator with the compactness and ruggedness required for transport. This is why the HAMILTON-T1 enables you to provide optimal ventilation therapy...