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Environmental services professionals weigh in on the most effective steps to take.
Patients deserve an environment that features clean and sanitary surfaces.
Coordinating with pest control professionals is critical to dealing with bed bug infestations.
Hospital leaders should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance and infection and compensate those who prevent them.
Removing dirt from surfaces, whether visible or not, is fundamental to better patient outcomes.
Standard 241 focuses on reducing the risk of airborne aerosol transmission.
Legionella grows in water, making water heaters and plumbing conduits for its spread.
Hand hygiene, protective equipment and cleaning can help protect against drug-resistant bacteria spread.
Environmental services managers must be confident they are using a disinfectant that can eliminate a pathogenic virus on a surface.
It's time to clear out stock rooms, standardize products and select a new disinfectant.
The association finds that there are too few infection preventionists on staff in nursing homes.
It is intended to be a “manager’s guide” to organizing staff and identifying the resources that can help bring sepsis rates down.
Acoustics manufacturers discuss the effectiveness of materials stopping germ spread.
Mold should always be on top of managers’ minds.
Keeping hospitals and other healthcare facilities clean is a crucial patient care and risk management issue.
Water heater manufacturers discuss preventing Legionella proliferation.
Everyone involved in cleaning must better understand the type of disinfectants required to control biofilms, especially those created by C. auris fungus.
Indoor air quality data can help prevent hospital-acquired infections.
Using electrostatic sprayers without pre-cleaning surfaces is merely hygiene theater.
There is growing appreciation of high-touch environmental surfaces as vehicles for pathogens in hospitals and other healthcare settings.
APIC is asking the Biden Administration to require minimum infection prevention staffing in senior care facilities.
Hospitals once tested surfaces for bacteria, but in 1970, the CDC and the American Hospital Association advised them to stop.
Over 36,000 patients had some of their protected health information exposed.
Unknown substances were found on surgical trays, prompting employees to call for a suspension on all surgeries.
One EVS technician with the right disinfectant and the proper amount of time, can prevent more C. auris than a roomful of doctors can cure.
Users will go out of their way to avoid germs in public restrooms.
The new changes to regulations withdrew the requirement for vaccination.
Soap manufacturers join to discuss what kind of moisturizers can be included in hand soaps.
Soap manufacturers discuss how both play a role in preventing the spread of germs.
Indoor air quality is heavily affected by both HVAC systems and filtration.
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