Infection Control

The 'Cruise Ship Virus' Has Come Ashore

Each year, norovirus causes an average of 900 deaths and 19-21 million illnesses.

4/3/2024



EPA Creates New Disinfectant List for Bloodborne Pathogens

The risk of employee exposure to bloodborne diseases is a recognized hazard in the healthcare industry, and employers must act to abate the hazard.

4/2/2024



Improving Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities

Having programs in place and even an infection preventionist on staff are critical to infection control.

3/28/2024



Do We Need a National Toilet Plume Standard?

Toilet plume aerosolization helps healthcare-associated infections spread to patients and healthcare staff.

3/13/2024



Mandating a Patient's Right to a Clean Room

All interested parties should work together to create a universal, meaningful standard of cleanliness for patient rooms.

3/4/2024



3 Nuances of Cleaning and Disinfection in Healthcare

With cleaning and disinfection being crucial in healthcare, understanding their nuances is key.

2/16/2024



Bleach Study Sends Unneeded Shock Waves

Can bacteria become resistant to disinfectants? Perhaps. However, let’s look at the facts.

2/12/2024



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



When to Use Cleaning Chemicals or Germ-Killing Disinfectants

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss the different situations to use cleaning products in.

2/2/2024



Five Key Points to an Effective Infection Control Program

Follow these tips to create strong infection control practices.

1/30/2024



Seattle Children's Hospital Embroiled in Mold Class-Action Lawsuit

Getting rid of mold requires tackling the issue at its source.

1/24/2024



Mask Mandates Ramp Up at Healthcare Facilities

Healthcare facilities have resulted in reimplementing masking guidelines as flu season continues.

1/23/2024



Disinfecting Against Tough-to-Kill Pathogens

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss the best chemicals to use against highly resistant germs.

1/19/2024



Study Finds Bacteria Stick Around Even After Cleaning

Rethinking the disinfection process is critical to killing germs of all kinds.

1/17/2024



Cleaning Patient Care Equipment

Left untouched, objects or materials such as clothes, utensils and furniture can carry infections.

1/15/2024



Training Frontline Healthcare Staff for Effective Pathogen Control

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss training frontline staff on different chemicals and their dwell times.

1/12/2024



Differentiating Between Traditional and 'Hospital Grade' Disinfectants

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss the distinction between two types of products.

1/5/2024



3 Benefits of Autonomous Floor Care Equipment in Healthcare

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

1/4/2024



Study Finds C. auris Capable of Quick Recontamination

While already being tough to deal with, C. auris can also swiftly contaminate a recently disinfected environment.

1/3/2024



Team Strategy for Effective Healthcare Cleaning

Team approach can help facilities set priorities, identify responsibilities and avoid contamination

1/3/2024



Avoiding Problems When Disinfecting Hospital Surfaces

Guidance on ensuring success when it comes to the most effective products and procedures.

12/11/2023



Best Disinfecting Practices Unveiled by Top Experts

Environmental services professionals weigh in on the most effective steps to take.

12/4/2023



Cleaning Reduces Infection Risks for Patients

Patients deserve an environment that features clean and sanitary surfaces.

11/6/2023



Biting Back: Treating and Preventing Bed Bugs in Healthcare

Coordinating with pest control professionals is critical to dealing with bed bug infestations.

11/3/2023



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



How Clean Do Hard Nonporous Surfaces Need to Be?

Removing dirt from surfaces, whether visible or not, is fundamental to better patient outcomes.

10/9/2023



ASHRAE Standard 241 Comes in Time for Virus Season

Standard 241 focuses on reducing the risk of airborne aerosol transmission.

10/9/2023



Cabell Huntington Hospital Fights Legionella Spread

Legionella grows in water, making water heaters and plumbing conduits for its spread.

10/5/2023



CDC Publishes Study on CRKP in New York City Public Health System

Hand hygiene, protective equipment and cleaning can help protect against drug-resistant bacteria spread.

9/27/2023



 
 
 


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