Environmental Services - January 2015

Protecting laundry workers from Ebola threat

Healthcare clients should be informed not to send to a laundry any linens that have been used in cases of confirmed or suspected Ebola

1/28/2015


Choosing the right disinfecting products

Most facilities clean and disinfect with quaternary ammonium products

1/28/2015


Disinfecting robots could be worth the investment, report says

Disinfection robots are at the top of the ECRI Institute's 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List

1/21/2015


ES staffing equation impacts hospital bottom line

Staffing is an environmental services department largest expense

1/19/2015


Foodservice tableware can make effective first impression

Long-term care residents consistently rate cleanliness of tableware as important as food quality and taste

1/16/2015


Infection control a high priority for healthcare facility managers

Among the areas of primary concern to FMs in managing this problem is air pressure and airflow

1/15/2015


Canadian scientists find key to trapping bedbugs

Pheromones that lure the bed bugs into traps and keep them there are discovered

1/7/2015


Hospitals adding technology to cleaning routines

Environmental services departments are adding technology to help fight infections, measure cleaning thoroughness

1/7/2015



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