Environmental Services - June 2014

Sweat hurts anti-bacterial brass surfaces

A new study shows sweat can cause corrosion of the protective qualities of brass surfaces - such as doorknobs - that contain bacteria-fighting copper


Infection control best practices for long-term care

In the communal setting, infection control involves environmental cleaning, clinical caregiver and social aspects, according to an article on the Long-term Living website


Louisiana hospital sanitizes with UV light

West Calcasieu-Cameron Hospital in Sulphur is using UV technology to disinfect its facilities


Healthcare launderers call for higher standards

Deaths from a fungal outbreak at Children's Hospital in New Orleans has prompted national leaders in the healthcare laundry industry to review standards for handling hospital linens


Study says ultraviolet cleaning reduces superbugs 20 percent

Multidrug-resistant organisms were decreased after adding ultraviolet environmental disinfection to a hospital's cleaning regimen



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