Environmental Services - June 2020

Healthcare facility environmental services managers share top concerns

Role of the environmental services department in patient care often underestimated


Reducing HAIs with touchpoint disinfecting

EVS staff should focus their efforts on one of the most challenging areas to disinfect


Outsourcing: Going from 'housekeeping' to 'environmental services'

Professional environmental services make a science of cleaning


N.H. nursing home workers petition for COVID-19 stipends

Facility staff in Rockingham County want to be compensated as front-line workers


Environmental services technician certification proves its worth

Certification also helps decrease infection rates in hospitals


Avoiding the hidden costs of environmental services staff injuries

Environmental services work-related injuries usually involve either exposure to harmful contaminants or musculoskeletal disorders


Tackling difficult carpet stains

When an accident occurs, it is vital to clean bodily fluids from floors immediately and with caution


Environmental services' role goes beyond cleanliness

EVS professionals can impact patient satisfaction


Many common cleaning products reported effective against COVID-19 virus

The researchers said the microbicidals ethyl alcohol, para-chloro-meta-xylenol (PCMX), salicylic acid; and quaternary ammonium compounds kill 99.9 percent of coronaviruses


Products to fight COVID-19

The good news is COVID-19 is not resistant to disinfectants


Cleaning strategies during coronavirus pandemic

Focus on cleaning and disinfecting common areas where staff and others providing services


Pandemic will change how environmental service teams operate

Before the pandemic, infection prevention in healthcare facilities focused on hospital-acquired infections



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