Maintenance and Operations - April 2015

Successful activating of an ambulatory care center

Activation will involve focusing on operational readiness, facility readiness and move logistics


Rubber flooring has multiple benefits for nursing staff

Comfort is the benefit most often cited when discussing the positive impact rubber flooring has upon nurses


Some healthcare workers not trained on how to clean uniforms in-home

Many healthcare facilities require employees to clean some uniforms at home, but offer no training


Article sees problem with satisfied patients

The Atlantic says healthcare changes have led some hospitals to focus on making people happy, rather than well


W.Va. veterans clinic closes again due to air quality issues

A clinic in Maxwelton, W.Va., that serves veterans in West Virginia and Virginia has closed again because of air quality issues, according to an article on the Herald Online website


Maximizing advanced lighting systems

Automatic sensing, daylighting harvesting and digital communication with other building systems such as HVAC and security are starting to represent the 'new normal'


Legionella found at West Palm Beach VA again

The Legionella bacteria first appeared at the facility in January and the all clear was given then


Protecting healthcare facilities from dirty devices

Instructions from manufacturers may not be enough


Healthcare facilities can use model crisis plans to address disasters

Mathematical modeling cuts out much of the human analysis


Spring is a good time to review long-term care safety

Spring is the perfect time to inspect, repair, install or improve the systems that keep the building safe and healthy, according to an article on the Long-Term Living website


Sierra Leone rebuilds healthcare system with eco-friendly medical waste disposal

Freetown's Goderich Emergency Surgical and Paediatric Hospital gets autoclave


Healthcare facilities automation systems evolve

The evolution of building automation systems follows the development of computers


Long-term costs of infection control

Healthcare facilities are looking for best ways to prepare for outbreaks


Rubber flooring can boost workplace safety in healthcare facilities

Rubber floor coverings can help curb muscle fatigue and aching backs, legs and feet


Indoor air quality linked to lung health

A study said that the quality of indoor air in nursing homes seriously affects the lung health of elderly residents, according to an article on the Long-term Living website


Tips for leasing medical spaces

Healthcare systems face many hurdles as landlords, including arcane real estate arrangements and complicated regulatory issues


Victoria Hospital denies cleaning problems

Whistle blower alleges problems with infection control and general hygiene at the Kirkcaldy hospital


Ontario health system stresses locally grown food

Halton Healthcare Services is recognized for locally-grown foods project


Clinical waste is mixed up with linen at U.K. hospital

Waste was dumped in with dirty linen 40 times and sent off to the laundry


Robots may reduce workloads in hospitals

UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay has 25 robots on staff


Dashboard offer budgetary and management benefits

Healthcare facilities can use business intelligence systems to search for more efficiency



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