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Striving for Zero

The most recent HAI data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been encouraging, yet still alarming. The estimated number of HAIs is estimated to be between 187,000 to 2.7 million[1]! The majority of these infections are

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Vaccines have become quite the controversial topic…

In today’s digital age, news breaks fast and so do a plethora of personal opinions. Sometimes we just don’t know what is factual or anecdotal. Everyone has their own opinion. It has been over 300 years since Edward Jenner introduced

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Adventist Health White Memorial Enhances Patient Safety with Germ-Fighting Robots

Los Angeles – September 25, 2019 – Patient safety is a top priority at Adventist Health White Memorial, the region’s leading faith-based, nonprofit teaching hospital. In 2015, recognizing that some viruses and bacteria are becoming resistant to cleaning chemicals, antibiotics

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With Superbugs and Antibiotic Resistance on the Rise, VA Facilities Make Infection Prevention a Priority

Lake Mary, FL – September 10, 2019 – Recognizing that superbugs are becoming increasingly resistant to cleaning chemicals, antibiotics and even some hand sanitizers, U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) healthcare facilities are investing in

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UV Robot Joins Hospital’s EVS Team

Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Calif., the flagship location of the Sutter Health network, has served its community since 1923. The 523-bed comprehensive adult, children’s and women’s hospital provides several services and includes two acute-care facilities — the Ose Adams Medical

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Municipal Shizuoka Hospital Introduced UV Irradiation Robot

Shizuoka Municipal Shizuoka Hospital in Shizuoka City has introduced a “ LightStrike” robot (made by XENEX USA, Terumo ) that can sterilize various bacteria and viruses in a short time by irradiating ultraviolet rays . This device is the first

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Following Rat Infestation, LAPD Deploys Robot to Sanitize Central Division Station

Source: Los Angeles Times By Mark Puente June 28, 2019 It resembles something from a Hollywood movie, but the Los Angeles Police Department hopes a high-tech robot can kill bacteria in a police facility the state declared unsanitary. On Friday,

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LightStrike Robot Proven Effective at Destroying Deadly Superbug Candida auris in New Published Study

San Antonio — July 8, 2019 — Candida auris (C.auris) is an emerging, often multi-drug resistant, fungus that causes serious and often deadly infections in healthcare settings. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recently issued a warning about

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Candida auris A Rising Concern:

Candida auris (C. auris) is a multi-drug resistant yeast that can cause deadly bloodstream infections and other invasive infections of the body. C. auris infections are on the rise around the world, including the United States where over 500 cases