Environmental Services - July 2014

Hospital housekeeping best practices

Infection prevention and operational efficiency can both be accomplished with a clear protocol

7/17/2014


Hospital elevator button called bacterial hotspot

Study says hospital elevator buttons were dirtier than toilet surfaces

7/16/2014


Bed bugs force hospital waiting room to close

Cleaning crews at a Springfield, Mo., hospital found the bed bugs while people were in the waiting room and immediately closed the area

7/15/2014


Trendy flooring choices are often wax-free

The elimination of wax and wax-stripping products is better for indoor air quality and minimizes downtime for patient rooms

7/15/2014


Annapolis medical center will stop hiring smokers in July 2015

Anne Arundel Medical Center has banned all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes on its campus

7/14/2014


Nineteenth century heating system relevant to healthcare facilities today

A summer day-trip to a historial building leads to an exploration of healthcare heating systems in a blog by Krista Biason on the HGA website

7/11/2014


Toilets major source of contamination in healthcare

Study says areas around hospital toilets were more likely to test positive for viruses and bacteria than areas around office toilets

7/9/2014



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