Environmental Services - November 2015

N.Y. hospital goes old school killing germs

Infection-control czar of the Mount Sinai Health System in New York relies on grandmother's favorite - bleach


ES departments best practice ideas

Organizational opportunities for facility leaders


Dealing with the major messes

Sometimes a large spill could have been thoroughly removed if in-house staff had not attempted to clean it up


Tips for effective healthcare facility cleaning

Best practices keep infection prevention a top priority


Understanding floor care needs

Effective floor care plays a role in maintaining high standards of hygiene


Study says infection control that includes UV disinfection eliminates SSIs

Hospital's two-pronged approach included quality improvement and no-touch environment disinfection


ISSA 2015 Innovation Program winners announced

Program features 39 products and services from cleaning manufacturers and service providers


Collaboration key to fighting HAIs

Infection prevention and environmental services partnership improves results


High-speed hand dryers called better hygienic option

Significant cost and environmental savings also cited


Paper towels called best hand-drying option

Microbes can remain on the hands after washing, healthcare professionals must remove them in the most effective way possible


Contaminated floors can spread potentially harmful germs and bacteria

Effective cleaning is the best way to keep floors hygienic


Environmental services has role in construction

ES can help to isolate work areas from the rest of the hospital


Infection Control Today publishes environmental hygiene survey results

Survey reports on hospital leaders' and infection preventionists' concerns about barriers to environmental hygiene


Preventing HAIs and readmissions fines

Environmental services can help curb hospital acquired infections



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