Environmental Services - April 2014

Monitoring infection-control cleaning results

Employing a science-based measurement to monitor cleaning will have the most favorable results

4/30/2014


Challenges of infection-control cleaning

Within the healthcare facility, areas differ in terms of the infection- control cleaning methods needed in each space

4/29/2014


New Orleans hospital admits dropping ball in fungal outbreak communication

Deadly fungus on hospital linens killed five patients between 2008 and 2009 at the medical facility

4/28/2014


Preventing hospital-acquired infection transmission

Cleaning and disinfection can cut risk of HAI from cross-contamination from equipment and surfaces

4/22/2014


Taming the hospital microbial ecosystem

Researchers are trying to understand hospitals' entire microbial ecosystem instead of just the impact of pathogens

4/21/2014


Copper called safe, effective for infection control

Author responds to reader comments on an article in The Hospitalist about copper touch surfaces in hospitals

4/17/2014


Guidance lacking for soft-surface decontamination

Lack of awareness surrounding the issue called biggest challenge in soft-surface decontamination

4/16/2014


Effective terminal cleaning can curb HAIs

Daily disinfection of high-touch surfaces can help to prevent the spread of hospital-acquired infections

4/15/2014


Scientists develop light-activated antimicrobial surface

New antibacterial material is deadly to bacteria when activated by light and also shows antibacterial properties in total darkness

4/8/2014



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