Newly Patented XRO Cleaning System Saves Lives Through Cleaner Hospitals

Industry: Healthcare

With Newtown Square, PA-based Xanitos, Inc.’s newly patented XRO System, the risk of HAIs has been reduced significantly.

Newtown Square, PA (PRUnderground) October 20th, 2015

The last thing someone going into a hospital to give birth or have surgery expects is to contract a life threatening illness or worse.

Cart with team.jpgAnd yet as executives of hospital systems know, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that in the United States there were 722,000 healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in acute care hospitals in 2011. About 75,000 hospital patients with HAIs died during their hospitalizations. Furthermore, the CDC appraises the overall annual direct medical costs of HAIs to US hospitals ranges between $28.4-33.8 billion in 2007 dollars.

Now with Newtown Square, PA-based Xanitos, Inc.’s newly patented XRO System, the risk of HAIs has been reduced significantly.

“The benefits for hospital and patient are clear,” said Graeme Crothall, Xanitos’ founder, chairman, and CEO. “Hospitals realize lower costs and less liability. The patient goes into an XRO-serviced institution knowing their risk of getting an HAI is reduced. And both have increased peace of mind. It’s a win-win for everyone.”

The XRO System uses a three person, team approach, with the members using the XRO-1, -2.2, and -3 vacuum carts. These carts consist of an ultra-low particulate air filtration system and a patented motor designated to provide maximum suction while maintaining speaking voice-noise levels (just 50 dB).

Open Cart 1.jpgOther features of the cart and XRO System components reduce the risk of cross contamination between patients and patient rooms.

So does the team, who Xanitos trains to use the XRO System to more efficiently clean rooms compared to other methods currently used by most hospitals.

Once the team completes the daily cleaning of patient areas, they break apart to focus on newly vacated rooms as peak discharge time approaches. This ensures increased bed turnover and provides yet another way for hospitals to enhance their bottom line by maximizing revenue from their inpatient areas.

“This newly patented system is really something very special,” says Crothall, who—with 50-plus years in the Hospital Environmental Services (EVS) industry—should know. “I am extremely proud of XRO because it will help our client partners provide better care for their patients and further help save lives.”

Bottom line: The XRO System reduces the risk of cross contamination between patients and their rooms, increases HCAHPS scores, patient satisfaction, and employee engagement, and gives hospitals the first true EVS innovation in decades.

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