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Did Skin Prep Fuel This Fire? - February 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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1 2 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 7 Y ou need to reposition some UV whole-room disin- fection robots so that they disinfect surfaces that are hidden by shad- ows or outside their direct line of sight. To save time moving our robots, we mapped out each of our 4 ORs to measure the exact spot where to place the robot so we could run it the least number of times while still disinfecting the entire room, from one wall to the other. After we found the right cross coordinates, we needed some kind of marker so our housekeeping staff wouldn't have to just go by memo- ry. We started with little smiley-face stickers on the overhead beams, but we evolved from there by using pieces of electrical tape, each one in the shape of an X — as in "X marks the spot" — on the ceiling. The radius of the disinfecting UV light is 8 feet, for a total diameter of 16 feet, and the light kills Set a Mark for Your Germ-Zapping Robot on the Ceiling

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