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Germ-zapping robots rise in number at UHC

by JoAnn Snoderly STAFF WRITER (The Exponent Telegram) Apr 24, 2018 BRIDGEPORT — Lenni and Stella, two “germ-zapping” robots, have been added to the arsenal of germ-fighting technologies at United Hospital Center. The new Xenex LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots will be

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XENA THE GERMINATOR Meet The CORE Institute’s newest staff member

By Candace Hoffmann How do you improve an already world-class, destination orthopedics specialty center? You get Xena the Germinator to enhance infection prevention. At least, that’s what The CORE Institute Specialty Hospital in Phoenix, did. Despite already having one of

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Robot-maker Xenex seeking bigger buy-in from SA hospitals

By W. Scott Bailey  – Senior Reporter, San Antonio Business  Journal, March 7, 2018 Xenex Disinfection Services, whose germ-zapping robots are being used in more than 400 hospitals in the U.S. and abroad, is working to crack a geographic market where its infection-fighting

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3 Ways to Knock C. diff Rates Down to Zero

By Jennifer Thew, RN, March 6, 2018 (HealthLeaders) For Necia Kimber, RN, CIC, MHA, infection control practitioner at Stillwater (Oklahoma) Medical Center, “one infection is too many.” Fortunately, when it comes to C. diff, Kimber has infection rates at the healthcare organization

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Automated disinfection tech rids pharmacy of mold

When Forrest General Hospital, Hattiesburg, Miss., purchased four pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection units earlier this year, the plan was to use them to destroy potentially lethal bacteria, viruses and fungi and prevent infections. The hospital planned to use

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Hunterdon Medical Center Brings ICU C.diff to Zero

See full article here. By Sophie Nieto-Munoz, snietomunoz@njadvancemedia.com, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com RARITAN TWP. — Hospital workers are constantly cleaning rooms to avoid Hospital Acquired Infections at Hunterdon Medical Center, but now a robot will be working to do the dirty work.  In July,

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‘Germ-zapping robot’ cleans Donegal family’s home of persistent superbug

By MATTHEW SANTONI  | Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, 5:24 p.m. When vacuuming and scrubbing with cartons and cartons of bleach wipes didn’t work, Robin Niderstros brought in a robot. Her mother, Darleen, had been in the hospital and a step-down facility where she picked

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A Kentucky Hospital Is Using Robots to Eradicate Infection

Employees at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville share the novel — and super high-tech — way they’re reducing the risk of hospital-acquired infections. At Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, a platoon of robots is regularly deployed in the facility’s

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Sonoma Valley Hospital’s novel approach to reducing C. diff infections

HOSPITAL Sonoma Valley Hospital PROBLEM C. diff rates unimproved despite use of current “best practices” SOLUTION  Improving and complying with current best practices, using LightStrike Germ-Zapping robots, using probiotics during antibiotic therapy and reducing use of PPIs results in C.diff