Environmental Services - January 2015

Protecting laundry workers from Ebola threat

Healthcare clients should be informed not to send to a laundry any linens that have been used in cases of confirmed or suspected Ebola


Choosing the right disinfecting products

Most facilities clean and disinfect with quaternary ammonium products


Disinfecting robots could be worth the investment, report says

Disinfection robots are at the top of the ECRI Institute's 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List


ES staffing equation impacts hospital bottom line

Staffing is an environmental services department largest expense


Foodservice tableware can make effective first impression

Long-term care residents consistently rate cleanliness of tableware as important as food quality and taste


Infection control a high priority for healthcare facility managers

Among the areas of primary concern to FMs in managing this problem is air pressure and airflow


Canadian scientists find key to trapping bedbugs

Pheromones that lure the bed bugs into traps and keep them there are discovered


Hospitals adding technology to cleaning routines

Environmental services departments are adding technology to help fight infections, measure cleaning thoroughness



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