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



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