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The UV-360 system can be used in rooms throughout the hospital. By no means is it meant to replace cleaning staff, but it's an extra step in keeping patients safe. 

The machine uses high-powered UV rays to kill superbugs, like MRSA and C. Difficile. And those who use the UV-360 say it saves a ton of time on cleaning.

"On a "C-Diff" room we have to do the room twice to ensure that it's cleaned properly and we're getting everything," says Assistant Director of Environmental Services, Brad Timpe. "With the UV, we go in to clean a room one time, 45 minutes, bring the UV in and we're done." 

And when it's time to sanitize, all it takes is a few strokes of a keypad. 

"Normally we do five minutes per each side of the bed," says Timpe. "So, you're gonna go...five minutes...it will change to five minutes...that's the burn time."

Now, because of the high intensity UV rays, no staff can be in the room at any time during the burning process, but if someone were to enter the room, there are motion sensors at the bottom of the machine that will shut down the bulbs right away. 

It's a machine that's taking the power of cleaning to a whole new level, and keeping patient safety a priority. 

 

 

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