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Educate employees about the risks of using robotics

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November 1, 2009

Confirm all employees who work with robotics have received proper education about the use and maintenance of the machines, as well as any related dangers.
Otherwise, the lapse could spell potential compliance trouble with The Joint Commission’s rules for patient and worker safety and egress routes, and with OSHA’s bloodborne pathogens standard.
More and more hospitals are investing in robotics for patient care, including telemedicine-based devices that transmit information and physician-driven machines that perform surgeries, according to a white paper published in June by the ECRI Institute, an independent healthcare research firm in Plymouth Meeting, PA.

Confirm all employees who work with robotics have received proper education about the use and maintenance of the machines, as well as any related dangers.



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