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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"It is with great pleasure I pause to reflect on the experiences at this facility over the last 15 months with Xanitos oversight of environment services (EVS). To put it boldly, the patients living within the community we serve are safer because of your team."Director Quality/Infection Control Union Hospital
“Xanitos’ on-site and support management team along with the innovative XRO System have provided our hospital the management, technology and the processes necessary to maintain a high quality cleaning program.”Senior Director of Facilities and Support Services Midwest Hospital
“I have purpose for being here--taking care of my patient, they are my family. I help in the healing process by using the XRO System to keep my rooms clean and infection free.”XRO Team Member Xanitos
“From an Infection Control aspect, the XRO System is superior to our previous cleaning methods and the traditional housekeeping cleaning procedures in effect throughout the country. The XRO System plays a significant role in assuring our patients and staff experience high quality cleaning.”Infection Preventionist Midwest Hospital
"Partnering with Xanitos was a strategic decision for our organization. As it relates to patient care, we believe there is no responsibility more important or impactful than the one our EVS associates have each day. Our goal was to ﬁnd a proven partner that was like minded and committed to the same core principles of operational rigor, innovation and most importantly, its people. Throughout our due diligence process, what impressed us most was the high level of engagement exhibited by the front line staff. Each member of the team understood the importance of their role and how each of them helps to save lives!”Director of Support Service Southwest Hospital
"The “team approach” utilized by Xanitos with respect to room cleaning and the multiple visits EVS staff members make to patient rooms during the course of a day impresses our patients as a “show of force” and underscores for them our commitment to work diligently to provide them with a clean and comfortable room."President and CEO Northeast Hospital