Environmental Services - July 2015

'Bedbugs' at Texas hospital turn out to be fleas

Midland Memorial Hospital officials call pest discovery an isolated incident


Establishing a facility hygiene plan

Having a plan helps organizations can address critical elements that can contribute to environmental hygiene issues


Healthcare facility cleaners protesting Vancouver Coastal Health practices

Ex-Aramark employees were expecting to be rehired to cleaning positions within Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) but didn't make the cut


Hospital lowers C. diff rates by switching cleaners

St. Luke's Boise (Idaho) Medical Center moves away from beach and start using a bundled approach with a different cleaner


Partnering for infection prevention

Collaborative working relationships between infection prevention and control and environmental services can reduce rates of infection transmission


Sterilization unit lapses cause Texas hospital to cancel surgeries

UMC of El Paso cancels elective and non-emergency surgeries after receiving a preliminary denial of accreditation


Environmental services staff called essential to care team

Article discusses vital environmental services at healthcare facilities


White paper on germ-zapping robot available

Paper on Becker's Hospital Review website offers an evidence-based case for ultraviolet light disinfection



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