Environmental Services - November 2015

N.Y. hospital goes old school killing germs

Infection-control czar of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York relies on grandmother's favorite - bleach

11/30/2015


ES departments best practice ideas

Organizational opportunities for facility leaders

11/30/2015


Dealing with the major messes

Sometimes a large spill could have been thoroughly removed if in-house staff had not attempted to clean it up

11/24/2015


Tips for effective healthcare facility cleaning

Best practices keep infection prevention a top priority

11/23/2015


Understanding floor care needs

Effective floor care plays a role in maintaining high standards of hygiene

11/19/2015


Study says infection control that includes UV disinfection eliminates SSIs

Hospital's two-pronged approach included quality improvement and no-touch environment disinfection

11/18/2015


ISSA 2015 Innovation Program winners announced

Program features 39 products and services from cleaning manufacturers and service providers

11/18/2015


Collaboration key to fighting HAIs

Infection prevention and environmental services partnership improves results

11/11/2015


High-speed hand dryers called better hygienic option

Significant cost and environmental savings also cited

11/11/2015


Paper towels called best hand-drying option

Microbes can remain on the hands after washing, healthcare professionals must remove them in the most effective way possible

11/10/2015


Contaminated floors can spread potentially harmful germs and bacteria

Effective cleaning is the best way to keep floors hygienic

11/10/2015


Environmental services has role in construction

ES can help to isolate work areas from the rest of the hospital

11/9/2015


Infection Control Today publishes environmental hygiene survey results

Survey reports on hospital leaders' and infection preventionists' concerns about barriers to environmental hygiene

11/5/2015


Preventing HAIs and readmissions fines

Environmental services can help curb hospital acquired infections

11/3/2015



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