Environmental Services

Five housekeepers at N.Y. hospital volunteered to clean COVID patients’ rooms

Volunteer cleaners say they were motivated by the patients

7/29/2020


New certification issued for janitors helping to fighting COVID-19

The course covers infection control, proper cleaning procedures, documentation and communication and worksite safety precautions. It also defines cleaning and disinfecting

7/23/2020


Environmental services workers find spotlight during Covid

The frontline healthcare workers rely on the environmental services

7/22/2020


Nash UNC Health Care working to raises the bar for EVS department

The way the facility is cleaned has changed in order to address the coronavirus pandemic

7/20/2020


Housekeeper helps save COVID patient's life

Only healthcare workers and cleaning staff could have in-person interaction with the patient

7/13/2020


Best practices for maintaining flooring during COVID-19

Flooring can often make or break the efficacy of even the most rigorous sanitation efforts

7/8/2020


Healthcare facility environmental services managers share top concerns

Role of the environmental services department in patient care often underestimated

6/30/2020


Reducing HAIs with touchpoint disinfecting

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

6/25/2020


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

Professional environmental services make a science of cleaning

6/24/2020


Study finds educating cleaning staff lowers C. diff infections

Study suggests focusing on knowledge gaps, challenges and barriers

6/23/2020


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

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

6/22/2020



Environmental services technician certification proves its worth

Certification also helps decrease infection rates in hospitals

6/17/2020


Avoiding the hidden costs of environmental services staff injuries

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

6/12/2020


Tackling difficult carpet stains

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

6/11/2020


Environmental services' role goes beyond cleanliness

EVS professionals can impact patient satisfaction

6/9/2020


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

6/8/2020


Products to fight COVID-19

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

6/4/2020



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