Environmental Services - March 2015

Hospital reschedules surgeries due to dust on supplies

Light fixtures were recently cleaned in the instrument storage space


Cleaning duties 'not always clear' between nurses and EVS

A lack of clarity identified by NHS infection control inspectors in Scotland


Improving healthcare disinfecting practice

Barriers to overcome include germs' invisibility, staff concerns about disinfectant safety and damage to surfaces


Antimicrobial limitations Q&A

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, the limitations of antimicrobial products is discussed


Consistent cleaning and disinfection protocols creates safe patient environment

Disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and shared equipment is an important step in preventing the spread of dangerous pathogens


Senior living facilities customize laundry operations

Presbyterian Senior Living's 29 communities customize laundry based on the demographics of the residents and the constraints of a particular campus


Florida hospital responds to mold discovery

UF Health Shands in Gainsville finds mold in patient bathroom


Improve patient ratings with a motivated ES staff

One-on-one coaching with staff members helps boast patient satisfaction


Paint creates self-cleaning surface

Coating can be applied to clothes, paper, glass and steel and when combined with adhesives, maintains its self-cleaning properties after being wiped, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper


When to use low-moisture carpet cleaning

Low-moisture carpet typically refers to a method that uses no water or a very moderate amount of water


Addressing flu and pneumonia at skilled nursing facilities

The only way to prevent an outbreak is by addressing all three primary transmission vectors at once: airborne pathogens, surface contact and person-to-person contact


Study says germs lurking in waiting rooms

There's an increased risk of developing flu-like infections after a visit to the doctor's office


Setting new standards for healthcare cleaning

There is a lack of conclusive evidence that previously suggested food-service levels of contamination relate to the prevention of healthcare-associated infections



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