Infection Control

The 'Cruise Ship Virus' Has Come Ashore

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


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.


Improving Infection Control in Long-Term Care Facilities

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


Do We Need a National Toilet Plume Standard?

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


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 Nuances of Cleaning and Disinfection in Healthcare

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


Bleach Study Sends Unneeded Shock Waves

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


Identifying Germs and Cleaning Occupied Spaces for Environmental Services

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss germ identification and cleaning occupied spaces.


Needed: New Framework for Environmental Services Workers

Develop an apprenticeship program for environmental services technicians in healthcare that leads to certification.


When to Use Cleaning Chemicals or Germ-Killing Disinfectants

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


Five Key Points to an Effective Infection Control Program

Follow these tips to create strong infection control practices.


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

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


Mask Mandates Ramp Up at Healthcare Facilities

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


Disinfecting Against Tough-to-Kill Pathogens

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


Study Finds Bacteria Stick Around Even After Cleaning

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


Cleaning Patient Care Equipment

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


Training Frontline Healthcare Staff for Effective Pathogen Control

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


Differentiating Between Traditional and 'Hospital Grade' Disinfectants

Disinfectant manufacturers discuss the distinction between two types of products.


3 Benefits of Autonomous Floor Care Equipment in Healthcare

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


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.


Team Strategy for Effective Healthcare Cleaning

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


Avoiding Problems When Disinfecting Hospital Surfaces

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


Best Disinfecting Practices Unveiled by Top Experts

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


Cleaning Reduces Infection Risks for Patients

Patients deserve an environment that features clean and sanitary surfaces.


Biting Back: Treating and Preventing Bed Bugs in Healthcare

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


Bringing Hospital Cleaning into the 21st Century

Hospital leaders should consider the risk of antimicrobial resistance and infection and compensate those who prevent them.


How Clean Do Hard Nonporous Surfaces Need to Be?

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


ASHRAE Standard 241 Comes in Time for Virus Season

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


Cabell Huntington Hospital Fights Legionella Spread

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


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.



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