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What You Could Do In 2 Minutes

In two minutes, you might be challenged to get a lot done. If you only had two minutes to clean your operating room, for example, a few surfaces might get wiped. Even if you had five or ten minutes, your

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Xenex Announces New 2-Minute Run-Time for OR Disinfection with LightStrike Germ-Zapping Robots at AORN Surgical Conference & Expo

BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Operating rooms are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens that can cause Surgical Site Infections (SSI) even after they have been cleaned. SSIs, which are some of the most commonly

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New Clinical Outcome Study Shows 46% Decrease in Surgical Site Infection Rates at Lowell General Hospital

San Antonio, TX – June 8, 2016 – Operating rooms are supposed to be sterile environments, but studies show that they remain contaminated with microscopic pathogens even after they have been cleaned. The remaining germs and bacteria can pose a

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Surgical Site Infections: Then and Now

155 years ago, Abraham Lincoln became the 16th president of the United States, and the breaking waves of the Civil War became a full-blown hurricane. I thought of this recently when re-reading about the discovery of penicillin, and before that,

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Surgical Site Infections Decrease 100% after Trinity Medical Center Implements Infection Control Bundle with Xenex Germ-Zapping Robots for Room Disinfection

Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are devastating for patients and pose a significant financial risk for hospitals. Surgical Site Infections resulting from total knee or hip procedures cause excruciating pain and suffering, have a three percent mortality rate and are associated

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St. Cloud Surgical Center engages Germ-Zapping Robot

Dr. Joe Nessler recently had an idea for an improvement at St. Cloud Surgical Center that is literally bright. Nessler, who joined St. Cloud Orthopedics in 1991, did some research into how to better reduce chances of infection for his

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MRSA Primer for Patients

MRSA (often pronounced “mers-ah” in the news) has been a big topic for many years as its prevalence grows. CDC estimates 75,000 infections of MRSA occurred in 2012 and we know it can be deadly if not treated appropriately. But

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