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.
Survey provides overview of the strengths and challenges associated with healthcare environmental hygiene practices in healthcare facilities.
If hygiene procedures are to be effective, a determination needs to be made regarding product efficacy and whether the results are worthwhile.
Housekeeping managers need to understand the difference between hotel clean and hospital clean.
Overuse of chemicals can create poor chemistry performance, but what is the best mix to keep surfaces clean?
While dust is a common part of daily life, it can bring on serious health problems in healthcare facilities
A closer look at the proper processes to ensure safe, clean, and disinfected facilities
What you can’t see can hurt you. Environmental services needs to prove cleaning regimen produces desired results
Disinfecting high-touch surfaces is critical to preventing spread of infection. Unfortunately, you’re likely doing it wrong
Case study finds that chemical exposure led to equipment damage
They can be cleaned and sanitized and here’s how to do it in 3 steps
AHE names its 2021 award winners
Keeping hospitals clean and sanitized is where concerns of health and safety overlap
Sodexo will lay off 407 workers after Health First, a four-hospital system based in Florida ends contract
Disinfection using BAK followed by UVC radiation can minimize harmful effect of BAK residues on humans
EVS managers can help improve existing design to incorporate new best practices for infection prevention
Managers can glean important leadership principles from orchestra conductors
Robots would not take environmental services jobs but might help workers disinfect hospital more quickly
Managers and general public have questions about long-term effects of treating soft and hard floor surfaces
IEHA changed its name and rebranded to bring EVS employees to the forefront
Role of EVS technicians has been highlighted and recognized more than ever before
EVS team plays a major role in managing hospital throughput
Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status
Hospitals seeking to control the coronavirus and other infections need to remain vigilant in their sanitizing efforts
The facility was honored for its performance data, peer recommendations and its handling of COVID-19
In-house staff needs to be familiar with the most common and highly transmissible and infectious germs found in public spaces
Essential workers keep hospitals and nursing homes running by washing soiled linens, uniforms and gowns
Vaccine priorities for those who do the humblest work in hospitals filled with COVID-19 patients
Housekeeping and maintenance workers were below those with nursing-related jobs, but above physicians
Two Michigan hospital systems raise minimum wage to $15 to fill job openings