Environmental Services - June 2014

Sweat hurts anti-bacterial brass surfaces

A new study shows sweat can cause corrosion of the protective qualities of brass surfaces - such as doorknobs - that contain bacteria-fighting copper

6/27/2014


Infection control best practices for long-term care

In the communal setting, infection control involves environmental cleaning, clinical caregiver and social aspects, according to an article on the Long-term Living website

6/17/2014


Louisiana hospital sanitizes with UV light

West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur is using UV technology to disinfect its facilities

6/11/2014


Healthcare launderers call for higher standards

Deaths from a fungal outbreak at Children's Hospital in New Orleans has prompted national leaders in the healthcare laundry industry to review standards for handling hospital linens

6/3/2014


Study says ultraviolet cleaning reduces superbugs 20 percent

Multidrug-resistant organisms were decreased after adding ultraviolet environmental disinfection to a hospital's cleaning regimen

6/3/2014



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