Infection Control

WHO Updates Airborne Pathogen Definitions 

Updated definitions enable different industries and professionals to communicate in a common language.

7/8/2024



The Case for Revamping Cleaning and Disinfecting Instructions

Healthcare facilities should advocate for developing a standardized format for instructions for use and making them last the product’s lifespan.

7/1/2024



Hands Off: How Hands-Free Doors Help Reduce Pathogen Transmission

Door manufacturers discuss hands-free doors and how they aid in reducing germ spread.

6/28/2024





3 Key Benefits of UV-C Disinfection for Healthcare Facilities

Being faster for disinfection is one benefit, among others.

6/26/2024



Stopping C. Auris Transmission from Adults to Infants

With the right disinfectant and enough time, a trained EVS technician can prevent more C. auris than a roomful of doctors can cure.

6/17/2024



In Hospitals, Pest Control Is Infection Control

By prioritizing pest control in hospitals, managers can create a hygienic environment that promotes healing, recovery and well-being.

6/10/2024



AdventHealth Implements Infection Prevention Program

The Florida hospital more than doubled staff positions for infection prevention and control over a four-year period.

6/6/2024



Addressing a Months-Long CPE Outbreak

Study follows infection prevention efforts of contaminated sinks and plumbing at Tokyo hospital.

5/16/2024



Infection Prevention for 'Near Patient' Surfaces

Six core components for cleaning and disinfecting the bed and 36 inches around it.

5/15/2024



Cameron Memorial Community Hospital Cleans Up with OhmniClean

CMCH adopted the UV-C disinfection robot to assist with their EVS services.

5/8/2024



Scrubbing Up for World Hand Hygiene Day

The day focuses on proper handwashing and care, which is especially important in the healthcare field.

5/3/2024



Outfitting HVAC Systems to Kill Airborne Pathogens

HVAC manufacturers discuss implementing different technologies in HVAC systems to combat germ spread.

5/2/2024



Do Not Compromise in Choosing the Right Disinfectant

Managers should select the best disinfecting protocols that reduce worker exposures and maintain patient safety.

5/1/2024



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



 
 
 


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