Environmental Services - July 2015

'Bedbugs' at Texas hospital turn out to be fleas

Midland Memorial Hospital officials call pest discovery an isolated incident

7/31/2015


Establishing a facility hygiene plan

Having a plan helps organizations can address critical elements that can contribute to environmental hygiene issues

7/31/2015


Healthcare facility cleaners protesting Vancouver Coastal Health practices

Ex-Aramark employees were expecting to be rehired to cleaning positions within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) but didn't make the cut

7/29/2015


Hospital lowers C. diff rates by switching cleaners

St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center moves away from beach and start using a bundled approach with a different cleaner

7/28/2015


Partnering for infection prevention

Collaborative working relationships between infection prevention and control and environmental services can reduce rates of infection transmission

7/23/2015


Sterilization unit lapses cause Texas hospital to cancel surgeries

UMC of El Paso cancels elective and non-emergency surgeries after receiving a preliminary denial of accreditation

7/17/2015


Environmental services staff called essential to care team

Article discusses vital environmental services at healthcare facilities

7/16/2015


White paper on germ-zapping robot available

Paper on Becker's Hospital Review website offers an evidence-based case for ultraviolet light disinfection

7/13/2015



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