Environmental Services - March 2013

Environmental services instrumental in combating C. diff in hospital

Environmental cleaning practices were the most significant factor in cutting a Cincinnati hospital's Clostridium difficile (C. diff) incidence rate in half over six months.


Healthcare association offers review of EVS training programs

Educational institutions, consultants and healthcare organizations with their own in-house training can submit training and educational materials to the AHE for review to earn the Seal of Review and Recognition.


Hospitals should consider costs, benefits of in-house laundry versus alternatives

Maintaining an on-premises laundry facility can be a costly decision for hospitals. Some situations warrant this cost, but available options in high-volume laundry arrangements means environmental services managers should carefully weigh the costs and benefits of each.



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