Environmental Services - April 2019

Are cleaners sanitizing and disinfecting too much?

Doctor says routine cleaning and maintenance of large water systems are key to preventing patients from falling ill

4/30/2019


Best practices for cleaning, disinfection

Cleaning, disinfecting critical to prevention of hospital-acquired infections

4/29/2019


Health concerns expected to fuel cleaning chemicals market

The recent outbreak of diseases, such as Ebola, swine flu, etc. have increased health concerns

4/15/2019


Hospital hit by lethal infection is still dirty, according to parents of patients

Two families have made official complaints claiming the wards are not being cleaned properly and accusing staff of failing to treat the issue seriously

4/12/2019


Developing a successful ASC infection control program

Specific procedures like sterile processing for instrument care should be in place

4/11/2019


Patient sleeps in chair because Edinburgh hospital bed was dirty

Woman alleged room was 'horrific' with bloodstained swabs and bandages under beds, stains on the walls and blocked toilets

4/5/2019


Some cleaning chemicals a hazard to medical devices

Use of some cleaning products could harm medical devices

4/5/2019


Disinfectant selection is essential for effective cleaning

Adherence to the manufacturer’s label instructions is also key

4/2/2019



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