Environmental Services

Hospital's housekeepers quitting over coronavirus safety issues

Environmental services workers say they are cleaning coronavirus rooms without proper gear

4/3/2020


Environmental services' role goes beyond cleanliness

EVS professionals can impact patient satisfaction

4/3/2020


Hybrid UV lighting systems evaluated

Eight-hour exposures on counter surfaces were effective for suppressing pathogens

3/16/2020


100+ disinfectants that may kill coronavirus on surfaces

Tests have yet to be completed that confirmed the disinfectants are able to kill this virus

3/13/2020


Prevention beyond PPE – The Importance of environmental hygiene to prevent spread of illnesses

There are several products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogen claims that are available for surface disinfection against SARS-CoV-2

3/10/2020


Cleaning hospital room sinks

Drains can be breeding grounds for pathogens

2/27/2020


UV's effectiveness can depend on EVS department's effectiveness

Guideline-based EVS training can improve appropriate disinfection

2/24/2020


Hospital exec goes from housekeeping to vice president

V.P. of nursing at Mo. hospital started as cleaner

2/6/2020



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