Reopening onsite restaurants in healthcare facilities

A limited menu, eliminated seating and enhanced cleaning policies can help the transition

7/2/2020


There’s still a PPE shortage in Massachusetts

A second wave could bring situation to crisis level

7/2/2020



Honda, GM producing hand sanitizer for healthcare facilities

An apparatus designed to manufacture the electrodes used in the fuel cells has been repurposed

7/2/2020


Preparation for entering the next pandemic with copper and other automatic door solutions

It is critical for public spaces to implement solutions to prevent escalating virus spread as they re-open in the new normal

7/2/2020


Building design, construction and operations can contribute to sustainability

High-performance buildings that use fewer resources and are healthier for people and the planet

7/2/2020


The more cybersecurity changes, the more it stays the same

It is time for an evolution in cybersecurity that focuses on adversary disruption

7/2/2020







GEMA, Georgia National Guard moving makeshift hospital for potential second wave

Seventy-six beds will be set up in the Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Milledgeville

7/1/2020


The importance of FTEs for pandemic preparedness

Full-time employees and contractors must be determined on an environment-by-environment basis

7/1/2020


Improving mobile medical equipment security and safety with electronic access control

Take time to review existing best practices and embrace innovation

7/1/2020


Q&A: Storing a single oxygen cylinder in a dental clinic

Brad Keyes discusses storing oxygen cylinders

7/1/2020


Preparing facilities for reopening

Take time to review existing best practices and embrace innovation

7/1/2020


How hospital food service can improve patient experiences and outcomes

Food is fundamental to the human experience, and that’s doubly true for the patient experience

7/1/2020







California hospital suspends admission of non-Coronavirus patients after surge of staff cases

The facility has been preparing for this type of surge since the pandemic began

6/30/2020


Pandemic has greatly increased the use of telemedicine

Will it be the future of healthcare?

6/30/2020


FEMA paid company $7M for plastic soda bottles

Original order was for test tubes for COVID-19 testing

6/30/2020


Cleanroom requirements and classifications for healthcare facilities

Cleanroom facilities provide an essential barrier against the spread of contaminants and disease in the healthcare sector

6/30/2020


Assisted living facilities running low on PPE equipment

Many facilities said they have less than a two-week supply of specific PPE

6/30/2020


Healthcare facility environmental services managers share top concerns

Role of the environmental services department in patient care often underestimated

6/30/2020







California long-term care facilities build booths for visits

Families visit loved ones through Plexiglas during pandemic lockdown

6/26/2020


Long Island emergency staff wants more security after bomb scare

Two floors, including the emergency room, were evacuated in the incident

6/26/2020


Infection preventionists are preparing for COVID’s second wave

Part of the process are education and establishing plans

6/26/2020


R.I. hospital using disinfecting units to fight coronavirus

The units use disinfecting solution effective against COVID-19

6/26/2020


Battling COVID with a video camera

With the continued need for social distancing, hospitals are seeking ways to distance healthcare workers form contagious patients

6/26/2020


Behavioral health facility design sends a message

The design of a psychiatric unit is about more than safety

6/26/2020







A sustained response to COVID-19 depends on key capabilities

Kaiser Permanente put together a checklist to manage a pandemic

6/25/2020


How can hospitals prepare for two disasters at once?

Coordination with emergency response agencies is key

6/25/2020


How access control technology is being used in the pandemic

Technology is being used to help eliminate common touch points, isolate infected patients

6/25/2020


Reducing HAIs with touchpoint disinfecting

EVS staff should focus their efforts on one of the most challenging areas to disinfect

6/25/2020


Implementing a healthcare data platform to promote high-value care

The global pandemic amplifies the day-to-day challenges of identifying gaps in care

6/25/2020


How to keep a facility running during expansion and / or renovation

By mixing creative choreography with ground rules, goals and expectations, owners and construction firms can make these hard jobs a little easier

6/25/2020








Unions say mask decontamination endangers healthcare workers

N95 respirators used by clinical workers are complicated safety devices and are meant to be disposable, according to an expert

6/24/2020


Healthy design choices can support patients' wellbeing

Even small changes in design elements such as room layouts, wall color and flooring choices improved both patient and staff moods

6/24/2020


Pittsburgh company repurposing industrial masks to use against Covid-19

Elastomeric masks cost more upfront, but they can be cleaned and reused for years, with the filter replaced monthly

6/24/2020


Regulations, Codes & Standards Q&A: Isopropyl alcohol storage

Brad Keyes discusses regulations for isopropyl alcohol storage

6/24/2020


U.S. News names best children’s hospitals

Boston Children’s Hospital tops the honor roll

6/24/2020


Outsourcing: Going from 'housekeeping' to 'environmental services'

Professional environmental services make a science of cleaning

6/24/2020








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