‘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


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


MedCity News: UHC, Henry Ford, HonorHealth deploy Xenex robots to reduce HAIs

Healthcare-associated infections are an undeniable risk to patient safety. According to the CDC, approximately one in every 25 hospital patients has an HAI on any given day. In 2011, approximately 75,000 patients with HAIs died while hospitalized. The prevalence of HAIs



La Cañada Valley Sun: New robot system at USC Verdugo Hills Hospital uses UV light to disinfect hospital rooms

August 10, 2016 — A robot that can disinfect a hospital room in a matter of minutes, using UV light to kill bacteria and microorganisms that cause life-threatening infections, is one of several new technologies coming to patients served by USC Verdugo


Disinfecting Robots Ensure the Sick Don’t Get Sicker (Media Planet: Future of Health Care)

PATIENT SAFETY Many hospitals are turning to UV disinfecting robots to help offset human error, such as missed hand washing opportunities, which tend to result in infections. Good hygiene practices have reduced exposure to pathogens during hospital stays. Yet the number



Germ-Zapping Robots® Help Fight Superbugs (Children’s Hospital Association)

The latest germ-zapping technology is helping organizations reduce hospital-acquired infections. Hundreds of rooms. More than 350 beds. And all of it requires daily cleaning. Every day, Environmental Services staff members at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) work to disinfect every



Mayo Clinic Uses Robots Against C. difficile

Mayo Clinic has added robots in its fight against Clostridium difficile (C. diff) bacteria. In the U.S., C. diff is one of the most common infections patients can get while receiving care at a healthcare facility. C. diff can cause


Mayo Clinic reduces C. diff infections 30% using UV light disinfection

Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic was able to reduce Clostridium difficile infection rates by 30 percent by adding pulsed xenon ultraviolet light disinfection robots to the patient room cleaning process. According to a Mayo Clinic News Network video, the hospital tested UV light robots