Environmental Services

Three Strategies to Streamline Cleaning Labor in Senior Living Facilities

In a tough labor market, it pays for managers in senior living communities to evaluate all their processes, including cleaning.

5/20/2024



Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Cleans Up with OhmniClean

CMCH adopted the UV-C disinfection robot to assist with their EVS services.

5/8/2024



Identifying Germs and Cleaning Occupied Spaces for Environmental Services

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss germ identification and cleaning occupied spaces.

2/9/2024



Needed: New Framework for Environmental Services Workers

Develop an apprenticeship program for environmental services technicians in healthcare that leads to certification.

2/5/2024



Preventing Quat Binding in Healthcare Facilities

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss how to prevent quat binding from happening.

1/26/2024



3 Benefits of Autonomous Floor Care Equipment in Healthcare

Switching to robots can help departments address staffing shortages and streamline tasks.

1/4/2024



Rethinking Hospital Cleaning Methods and Materials

The guiding principle is to remove germs rather than kill them and when necessary, use the smallest amount of the mildest disinfectant.

11/15/2023



Bringing Hospital Cleaning into the 21st Century

Hospital leaders should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance and infection and compensate those who prevent them.

10/25/2023



Preventing Mold in Healthcare Facilities

Mold should always be on top of managers’ minds.

8/16/2023



Can Biofilm Make Candida Auris More Dangerous? 

Everyone involved in cleaning must better understand the type of disinfectants required to control biofilms, especially those created by C. auris fungus.

8/9/2023



Pros of Outsourcing Environmental Services in Healthcare Facilities

Outsourcing environmental services can have a positive effect on healthcare facilities.

2/22/2023



Environmental Hygiene Programs Help Reduce C. diff Rates

Proper cleaning and disinfection procedures play a critical role against the spread of C diff, according to a recent study

12/13/2022



Cleaning to Impress Visitors

Every day of the week, hundreds or thousands of guests walk through your doors.

11/2/2022



VA National Day of Service Addresses Cemeteries

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is asking for the public’s help to improve the appearance of its cemeteries.

9/2/2022



Kaiser Permanente Pledges to Reach Net Zero by 2050

As part of effort, Kaiser Permanente joined U.S. Health and Human Services climate pledge, launched to mobilize healthcare sector to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

6/10/2022



Hospitals Face Major Environmental Services Challenges

Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.

6/3/2022



Fit for Purpose Disinfection: A Closer Look

If hygiene procedures are to be effective, a determination needs to be made regarding product efficacy and whether the results are worthwhile.

3/28/2022



Rethinking Routine Healthcare Cleaning Practices

Housekeeping managers need to understand the difference between hotel clean and hospital clean.

3/23/2022



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?

1/18/2022



The Threats from Dust in Healthcare Facilities

While dust is a common part of daily life, it can bring on serious health problems in healthcare facilities

1/11/2022



How To Properly Clean and Disinfect Environmental Surfaces

A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean, and disinfected facilities

11/23/2021



How To Measure Cleanliness of Hospital Surfaces

What you can’t see can hurt you. Environmental services needs to prove cleaning regimen produces desired results

10/14/2021



4 Reasons You’re Disinfecting Improperly

Disinfecting high-touch surfaces is critical to preventing spread of infection. Unfortunately, you’re likely doing it wrong

10/8/2021



Disinfectants Damage Medical Device Monitoring Systems

Case study finds that chemical exposure led to equipment damage

10/7/2021



Carpets Cannot Be Disinfected

They can be cleaned and sanitized and here’s how to do it in 3 steps

9/15/2021



Meet the Best Environmental Services Departments

AHE names its 2021 award winners

9/8/2021



Pandemic Helps Move EVS to Center Stage

Keeping hospitals clean and sanitized is where concerns of health and safety overlap

7/20/2021



Hospital Layoffs Target Janitorial, Food Service Workers

Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Florida ends contract

7/12/2021



UV-C Can Improve Efficacy of Disinfectants: Study

Disinfection using BAK followed by UVC radiation can minimize harmful effect of BAK residues on humans

5/11/2021



Infection Control During Renovation Projects

EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention

5/4/2021



 
 
 


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