New CRE Study: More Types, More Patients Than We Thought

A new study examining the frequency of CRE, or carbapenemase-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, in the general hospital population has those of us in the infection prevention world worried. The study found that CRE is more prevalent among healthy patients than previously thought,


Sodexo launches xenon UV disinfection system at Queen’s Hospital, Romford

Sodexo Healthcare has launched Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots®,  an innovative new ultraviolet disinfection system that provides increased protection against the spread of healthcare associated infections (HCAIs) caused by pathogens such as MRSA. London – June 20, 2016 — Sodexo and the



CRE Is Scary. Can Your Hospital Fight It?

CRE is hot news again. With the first confirmed case of E.coli testing positive for the mcr-1 gene, the news outlets are warning us of our coming domination by frightening, antibiotic-resistant bacteria. CRE, or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (what a mouthful!) is


Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot Kills CRE; Robot Destroys Nightmare Bacteria Like CRE, Ebola & C. diff Before They Make People Sick

San Antonio, TX – May 27, 2016 — Hospitals are engaged in a ferocious battle against the deadly pathogens and multi drug-resistant organisms (MDROs) which cause healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) has arrived in the U.S., and fortunately



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



Why CRE is Worrisome and What You Should Know About It

Once again, current events have brought a newer superbug into the spotlight and heightened public interest in a dangerous and drug-resistant pathogen. CRE, or carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae is in the news and people are concerned. This pathogen is actually a family