Environmental Services - May 2013

Study finds bacteria on hospital towels can survive laundering

Viable bacteria on hospital towels used for cleaning patient rooms can survive the laundering process, according to study.


Healthy Facilities, Floor Safety institutes partner to prevent slips and falls

The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) has formed an educational partnership with the National Floor Safety Institute (NFSI) to help promote national standards for floor care related to floor safety.


New tools aid hospital environmental services in infection prevention

More cleaning product manufacturers are increasing their offerings of training and monitoring services to help hospital EVS teams meet the demands related to HAIs.


Perception of hospital cleanliness can impact patient satisfaction

Cleanliness delivered by a pleasant environmental services staff can help promote satisfaction among consumers and distinguish a hospital from its competition.



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