Environmental Services - June 2015

Tips for sustainable environmental services

Environmentally sound practices can also save money

6/30/2015


Testing infection prevention effectiveness

Confirming the disinfection of high-touch surfaces is important in healthcare facilities

6/29/2015


Proper washing, storage keeps most healthcare textiles safe

Laundering procedures shown to be effective at preventing the spread of infection

6/26/2015


Nursing home bedbugs a growing problem

Hospitals doing a better job than nursing homes dealing with pests

6/25/2015


Antimicrobial textile manufacturers address pandemic issues

Infection Control Today interviews manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and antimicrobial textiles on pandemic preparedness

6/25/2015


Healthcare laundry best practices reviewed

Laundry recommendations include adherence to standard precautions (gown and gloves) and minimal textile agitation when handling contaminated laundry in isolation rooms

6/25/2015


Housekeeping is a partner in infection control

Reducing the spread of germs and diseases is the responsibility of all employees

6/18/2015


Disinfecting while preventing harmful exposure

Study reports a growing a demand for disinfecting strategies and increasing evidence that exposure to cleaners can result be harmful

6/15/2015


Does washing uniforms at home effect infection control?

A recent UK study (1) found that 44% of nursing staff washed their uniforms below the recommended temperature of 60˚C

6/15/2015


Establishing healthcare disinfection programs

One tactic for improving the cleanliness of surfaces, is to use the right disinfectants

6/10/2015



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