Maintenance and Operations - July 2015

Qatar women's healthcare facility restricts patient room decorations

Hospital cautions the public against decorations and other unsafe practices to ensure a clean and safe environment


What defines indoor air quality in healthcare facilities?

Hospitals and healthcare facilities must comply with ASHRAE and other regulatory standards


Study explores cost of Ebola readiness

Researchers are examining the resources hospitals have used and the challenges and benefits of their efforts


Hospital ordered to tighten infection control after blood found on mops, footwear

Inspectors says standards need to improve at Scottish hospital in order to reduce the risk of infection


Medical equipment maintenance demands more resources

New Joint Commission regulations and standards for maintenance were recently announced


Surveillance/intervention boosts hand hygiene

Cameras positioned at hand-hygiene stations and immediate one-on-one intervention improves compliance


High school students invent metal detector for hospital laundry

An alarm alerts employees to potential danger and the system automatically records the incident


Uniforms raise concerns at Perth hospital

A mandatory uniform for staff at Fiona Stanley Hospital in Australia has comfort and safety issues


Robots may improve healthcare efficiency

Robotics can provide additional capacity and capability to unmet needs


Q&A on UL labels vs. an ETL labels

In a recent Q&A on the FacilityCare website, consultant Brad Keyes answered a question on UL labels vs. an ETL labels



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