5 Ways Xanitos XRO cleaning system benefits patient safety and experience

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The number one priority for Xanitos managed EVS departments is to help save lives. It’s why we vacuum every patient room every day with our ultra-quiet, ULPA filtered vacuum system and it is also why we use high quality micro denier cloths and mops to disinfect every high touch point and hard floor surface. Xanitos focuses on successfully implementing our systems, providing regional support to audit these same systems and carry out a robust quality assurance program designed to ensure all the programs and systems Xanitos provides are being carried out. ​

The benefits a healthcare facility can achieve by partnering with Xanitos and implementing the XRO cleaning system are as below:

1. Reduced Risk of Healthcare Associated Infections 

  • The vacuum, labeled an “air scrubber” by a third-party research firm, removes dust (and with it any resident pathogens) rather than moving pathogens around and the ULPA filter ensures the dust stays in the vacuum canister. ​
  • Vacuum enables daily removal of dust and debris from high ledges, TVs, and air vents, vertical and horizontal surfaces, and diffusers.
  • The use of pre-soaked microdenier mop heads and cloths, one per room, ensures that pathogens are not moved from room to room. ​

2. Increased Patient Satisfaction: Higher HCAHPS Scores

  • The patient room is far cleaner and dust-free. ​
  • Daily thorough vacuuming of floors, soft furniture, air vents, and high ledges improves the patients' perception of thorough cleaning.
  • Three visits accompanied by careful scripting ensures patient is aware of cleaning commitment. ​

3. Improved Employee Satisfaction ​

  • Through the provision of best-in-industry tools and reinforced through daily huddles where team goals are posted, XRO® team members are reminded of the value of their work in helping to save lives. ​
  • Further driven via an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation, and the positive reaction of patients who regularly acknowledge the detail of cleaning with the XRO-3 vacuum and XRO® System. ​

4. Increased Patient Throughput ​

  • Due to dedicated bed turn roles, the XRO® teams can complete their daily cleans uninterrupted. Combined with carefully constructed duty lists, the XRO® team finishes daily cleans once discharges begin to peak. ​

​5. Productivity Improvement of 5-10% in Patient Areas Over Current Methods ​

  • Vacuuming is more productive and effective than traditional methods. ​
  • Dedicated bed turn staff and visible supervision provide support to nursing to minimize interruptions of daily cleaning by XRO® team members. ​

The three-stage filtering system is ULPA (ultra-low particulate air) rated – the most stringent of the official measures of filtering ability. It traps particles sized 0.12 microns in diameter or larger with 99.9995% efficiency, capturing and containing bacteria such as MRSA, C. diff and VRE. The ULPA filter ensures the XRO® vacuum permanently removes dust-borne bacterial and fungal spores from the hospital every day. Furthermore, vacuumed, dust-free surfaces can be more effectively sanitized with germicide pre-charged micro denier cloths and mops. ​


Xanitos believes Hospitals will benefit from our tailored patient experience program, in combination with Xanitos’ established standard work. Driving patient satisfaction scores from good to great requires that all patient spaces not only look clean but feel clean from the perspective of the patient. Xanitos has found that there are several key factors that drive a patient’s perception of cleanliness; physical cleanliness, visibility, interaction, organization, and understanding/relating to a patient’s past experiences. ​

Under the XRO® team cleaning approach, each staff member is trained (including scripting) on what to say to the patient to describe how the tasks they are performing are part of the total clean. For this reason, we select team members that have a pleasant manner and shining personality with good communication skills. ​

​All frontline staff receive annual refresher training that focuses on HCAHPS, AIDET, Customer Service, and key words for patient interaction. In addition, frontline staff are educated and coached on how to communicate with hospital employees properly and comfortably regarding concerns observed in clinical care; this is achieved through a combination of role play and the use of AIDET Observations. Xanitos Managers work closely with staff completing daily cleans of in-patient rooms on a regular basis to ensure effective messaging focused on cleanliness and authenticity in their communication with patients. AIDET observations are conducted regularly with follow-up training tracked in Xanitos’ quality assurance software, XanApps®.  ​

​Each Xanitos-led EVS program has a HCAHPS Communication Board posted in a highly visible area that defines HCAHPS, the survey process, communication standards and behaviors that drive scores among many other standards in customer service excellence. ​

​The authenticity and kindness that frontline staff can achieve with patients is a vital component of the patient experience. Xanitos recognizes that a friendly housekeeper with a positive demeanor is far more likely to engage patients when they themselves are engaged. While the fundamentals of interaction are supported by strong training in customer service.

For more information read the case study on driving results by implementing the XRO® System as part of the full transition of the EVS program to decreased Incidence of C. Difficile, Improve throughput and increase patient satisfaction.

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