Infection Control - May 2022
Hospitals face a series of risks when unwanted pests get into their facility.
Levels align with CDC community transmission levels designed for use by healthcare facilities
Hospital kitchens face the same challenges as families but on a much grander scale.
Hospitals can’t shutter operations during renovations, so it is up to construction crews to ensure their work doesn’t harm patients.
Poor design decisions and improper cleaning can increase risk of falls and infections.
When deciding where to disinfect, environmental services managers must consider guidelines established by OSHA, the CDC and state and local regulatory agencies.
Out of every 100 patients in acute-care hospitals, seven patients in high-income countries and 15 patients in low- and middle-income countries will acquire at least one hospital acquired infection.
Diarrheal illnesses are among most frequent healthcare-acquired infections in long-term care facilities