Recent advances in technology can be felt ion almost every industry. Its impact can also clearly be felt in the health care industry. As part of the new era of technology, robots are becoming an innovative solution for health care professionals all around the globe.
Benefits of Robots in Health care
1. Reduced Hospital Acquired Infections
The Xenex Robot automatically destroys deadly bacteria by employing UV disinfection techniques. In fact, Westchester Medical Center reported a 70% decrease in Intensive Care Unit C. diff with the implementation of Xenex Robots.
2. Greater Precision
Since surgical robots are computer-controlled devices, they offer greater accuracy, flexibility, and control.
3. Reduced Recovery Times
Robotic-assisted surgery enables the smallest incision possible, which can significantly reduce recovery times for patients. In fact, many patients report being able to return to normal daily activities shortly after surgery.
4. Around the clock help
Robots don’t need to eat or sleep, which means they offer around the clock help. This allows employees to get adequate rest and breaks. In addition to providing 24/7 assistance, the TUG robot is able to carry around over 800 pounds of medications, laboratory specimens, and other sensitive materials. Because of this, staff can spend more time with patients instead of carrying equipment through the hospital and risk related injuries.
5. Quicker procedures
When drawing blood, robots can help find the appropriate vein to carry out the procedure in less than one minutes. These robots can correctly identify the best vein with approximately 83% accuracy.
Robotics offers several additional benefits to patients, including:
- Shorter hospitalization
- Minimized trauma to healthy bone and tissue
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Smaller incisions
- Reduced blood loss and transfusions
- Minimal scarring
There’s no doubt that by utilizing this technology, medical professionals can help patients enjoy pain relief quickly and more efficiently. If you have questions about the future of health care or would like to schedule an appointment, contact Lakeview Family Medicine today.