Environmental Services - May 2016

Study lists high-touch OR areas

The CDC's recommendations to clean high-touch areas more frequently did not include surfaces in the operating room

5/20/2016


Antibacterial soaps, disinfectants and antiseptics can result in more bacteria

Triclosan and triclocarbon are the ingredients to avoid

5/18/2016


Hospitals urged to consider worker safety when choosing a disinfectant

NIOSH received a complaint asking for a health hazard evaluation at a hospital because employees were reporting adverse symptoms

5/9/2016


Louisiana hospitals with cleanest rooms ranked

Eighty-six percent of patients report that their room was always clean

5/2/2016



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