Infection Control - March 2017

Course offered on planning for biosafety environments

Course aims to revolutionize the design, construction, management and delivery of environments where infectious disease needs to be controlled

3/31/2017


Commercial laundries lauded for safety

Op-ed says commercial laundries serve hospitals safely and effectively

3/30/2017


Topeka VA battling bed bugs

Patients from the psychiatric recovery and wellness program on the building's first floor were relocated

3/24/2017


Kansas healthcare facility hires infection-fighting robot

Olathe Medical Center uses ultraviolet light to disinfect hospital rooms

3/24/2017


Few nursing homes use isolation procedures to control superbugs' spread

Skipping isolation precautions may place other residents at risk

3/24/2017


Green cleaning's effect on indoor air quality

Look for products that are green certified by at least two certification organizations

3/23/2017


Tips for reducing exposure to bloodborne pathogens and other infectious diseases

Prevention measures include the proper handling and disposing of linens and wastes

3/22/2017


Is healthcare cleaning a special case?

Many companies offer specialist cleaning and hand hygiene solutions for the healthcare sector

3/21/2017


New prevention methods for Clostridium difficile on a horizon

Prevention relies partially on infection control efforts

3/21/2017


Hospital floors often overlooked when it comes to infection control

Floors in patient rooms are often contaminated with health care-associated pathogens

3/20/2017


Manufacturer changing how sinks work in hospitals

It has no faucet, knobs or levers and is designed to reduce splashing

3/17/2017


Study finds air quality can impact effectiveness of antibiotics

Bacteria that cause respiratory infections can be affected by air pollution

3/15/2017


Full-scale patient room mock-ups help designer see flaws

Patient-care scenarios can be simulated to make sure the design provides an workable space and healing environment, according to an article on the Healthcare Design website

3/14/2017


Study says healthcare facility floors can harbor pathogens

Many items in patient rooms can come in contact with the floor, and germs can spread to hands

3/14/2017


Many hands: Team building may boost hand washing

Study suggests a cohesive team will have improved compliance

3/14/2017


Patient room floors, sinks could be contaminated with bacteria

Infection risks may be overlooked by infection control efforts

3/13/2017


Hospital floors may be spreading germs more easily than believed

Germs can move quickly from floors to high-touch surfaces

3/10/2017


Study explores superbugs found in healthcare facility sinks

Bacteria spreads from drainpipes to patients in stages

3/9/2017


Big Data can support infection control

Healthcare facilities can use Real Time Location Systems to track visits to hand hygiene stations

3/9/2017


Innovations curbing healthcare facility infections

Lighting and antibacterial surfaces helping to reduce harmful microrganisms

3/6/2017


Flint healthcare facility ordered a second time to address Legionella issues

Michigan health officials told McLaren Flint Hospital to correct conditions to reduce the presence of bacteria

3/2/2017


Lawsuit linking sixth death to UPMC mold names third facility

A third wrongful death lawsuit was filed in connection to a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center mold outbreak

3/1/2017



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