As a result Xanitos' patented XRO System was created – the first true innovation in hospital housekeeping in decades. Exclusive to only Xanitos clients, the XRO System incorporates Xanitos' proprietary XRO-3 vacuum cart and industry leading management teams designed to increase HCAHPS scores while assisting in the reduction of HAIs.
Through the XRO System Xanitos has eliminated the concept of the "lone unit housekeeper" for daily patient room cleaning and instead developed a team mode, the "XRO team".
It starts with a three person team (with no more than one person in a patient room at a time) that uses two carts: The XRO-3 vacuum cart and a standard EVS supply cart.
Step 1: The first two team members walk all of the patient areas they are scheduled to cover removing trash and excess debris.
Step 2: The third team member begins the vacuum process utilizing the XRO-3 vacuum cart, following detailed procedures for removing dust, dirt, and debris that may contain harmful pathogens from the patient room.
Step 3: Once finished with trash removal, the first two team members then follow behind the vacuumer, individually performing detailed cleaning in adjacent patient rooms and bathrooms, including disinfecting all touch points.
After all team members complete daily assignments they are available to complete discharges and other project work.
Exclusive only to Xanitos clients, the proprietary, patented XRO-3 has powerful suction (120"water lift) and its filter removes and traps particles larger than 0.12 microns in diameter with 99.9995% efficiency. The strong suction ensures removal of all dust, and the ULPA filter system captures pathogens such as MRSA, C. diff and VRE. The vacuum cart is amazingly quiet with noise levels equal to those of a normal speaking-voice (just 50 dB).
All new employees receive initial training on hospitality, scripting, and detailed knowledge of the types of pathogens which exist in the patient environment and the importance of daily cleaning. Training includes classroom and practical instruction with a competency test administered at the end.
At a licensed 400-bed facility that Xanitos serves, census runs at 95% of capacity or above. High volumes and a short length of stay (approximately 3 days) put tremendous pressure on the hospital to turn beds over as quickly as possible following discharge. Financial constraints necessitated a 1.4 FTE decrease in available discharge staffing in EVS. Rather than pulling from other areas and reducing service to cover this decrease or irresponsibly running over budget, the on-site and regional support team dove into the numbers with the goal of meeting the new financial challenge without a loss in service delivery.
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I realize our timeline was very aggressive for a new start up, but, throughout the entire process, your team has made every turn a smooth one.Southwest Hospital Assistant Administrator
The special ULPA filtered vacuum system, standardized methods and Team based approach to cleaning have a very impressive impact on our patient comments and low infection rates.East Coast Hospital COO
Through Xanitos’ work we have seen our HCAHPS scores reach the highest in recent hospital history due to the refined skill of the staff and administration.East Coast Hospital CFO
What has become most evident is the caliber and competence of leadership that Xanitos is able to bring to the forefront of the care experience.West Coast Hospital Assistant Administrator