Environmental Services - September 2015

Infographic addresses when to use bleach in healthcare facility

Managing spending while attacking HAIs can be a tough balance


Cleaning standards at UK hospital questioned with 22 C. diff cases in four months

James Cook Hospital cited for a lack of adequate isolation facilities and standards of cleanliness


Low-cost ways to improve environmental services

Report includes staff-based initiatives to improve operations


ES plays a growing role in fighting HAIs

Blog on CDC website says organisms that are difficult to kill and impossible to treat make environmental cleaning more important for the safety of patients


MD Cancer Center ES manager honored

Facility Cleaning Decisions names 2015 Managers of Distinction


Strategies for successful collaboration between infection prevention and environmental services to target zero HAIs

Studies suggest that when infection prevention (IP) and environmental services professionals work collaboratively, rates of infection transmission, process redundancies and costs are reduced


Hunterdon Medical Center ES director honored

Facility Cleaning Decisions names 2015 Managers of Distinction


ES staff hand hygiene is key to infection control

But often there is a lack of understanding and training


ES 'Departments of the Year' honored

Northside Hospital and Seton Medical Center Williamson win magazine's award


Nonclinical staff have role in patient satisfaction

Nonclinical staff should consider the myriad ways they can help to improve patient outcomes


Children's hospital installs a germ-zapping robot

The device is used as an extra layer of patient protection after hospital staff has cleaned the area



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