Infection Control - January 2022
Patients, Staff Need Risk-Based Standards on Cleanliness
One would think that a hospital accredited by the Joint Commission is clean, but that is no guarantee.
Healthcare Renovations: Working in Challenging Environments
An ICRA operates as a blueprint to ensure all those involved in construction and renovations are working to prevent harm to patients.
How Does Light Impact Patient Care?
UV-C light has been proven to disinfect surfaces, helping patients, staff, and visitors stay healthy
Why It Is Time To Re-Evaluate Your Cleaning Solution
Overuse of chemicals can create poor chemistry performance, but what is the best mix to keep surfaces clean?
Mask Requirements Continue Evolving in Healthcare
In response to the omicron variant, healthcare facilities adjust mask requirements
CDC Releases Omicron Guidelines as New Cases Surge
Guidelines address isolation and quarantine for healthcare workers, decreasing isolation time after being infected
Candida Auris Strikes Three Oregon Hospitals
First case was detected at Salem Hospital Dec. 11 in patient who had recent international healthcare exposures, and confirmed Dec. 17
How To Improve Bed Turnover
EVS team plays major role in managing hospital throughput
OSHA Withdraws Part of COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standards
Action affects non-recordkeeping portions of healthcare ETS