Environmental Services

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


Rethinking EVS Leadership in the COVID-19 Era

Managers can glean important leadership principles from orchestra conductors

3/5/2021


Cleaning Robots: The Impact on Environmental Services

Robots would not take environmental services jobs but might help workers disinfect hospital more quickly

2/18/2021


Flooring Focus: Keeping COVID-19 At Bay

Managers and general public have questions about long-term effects of treating soft and hard floor surfaces

2/10/2021


Association Renews Focus on Healthcare

IEHA changed its name and rebranded to bring EVS employees to the forefront

2/8/2021


Environmental Services Evolves in COVID-19 Era

Role of EVS technicians has been highlighted and recognized more than ever before

2/1/2021


Improving Bed Turnover

EVS team plays a major role in managing hospital throughput

1/28/2021


Environmental Services Workers Feeling Underappreciated

Workers say they are not trained enough and see themselves as having a low social status

1/18/2021


COVID-19 Reemphasizes Role of Housekeeping

Hospitals seeking to control the coronavirus and other infections need to remain vigilant in their sanitizing efforts

1/5/2021


Virginia Nursing Home Named America’s Best

The facility was honored for its performance data, peer recommendations and its handling of COVID-19

12/29/2020


Pandemic Brings Spotlight to Environmental Services

In-house staff needs to be familiar with the most common and highly transmissible and infectious germs found in public spaces

12/29/2020


Laundry Workers Confront Risks in Healthcare Facilities

Essential workers keep hospitals and nursing homes running by washing soiled linens, uniforms and gowns

12/28/2020


COVID-19 Spotlight Falls on Environmental Services

Vaccine priorities for those who do the humblest work in hospitals filled with COVID-19 patients

12/23/2020


Chart Shows Healthcare Workers Most Likely To Be Hospitalized For COVID

Housekeeping and maintenance workers were below those with nursing-related jobs, but above physicians

11/5/2020


Some Michigan Hospitals Boosting Minimum Wage

Two Michigan hospital systems raise minimum wage to $15 to fill job openings

11/4/2020


The 'Kevin Bacon' Factor May Help COVID Spread In Nursing Homes

A lot of nursing home workers are working at more than one facility

10/29/2020


Robotic Cleaning Can Boost Efficiency

Robotic floor care can free up valuable time to focus on high-touch cleaning and disinfecting

10/22/2020



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