Infection Control

Case Study: Wearable Hand-Sanitizing Device Improves Hand Hygiene

Device is paired with real-time, cloud-based reporting feedback technology

7/21/2021


Should Healthcare Workers Be Required To Get Vaccinated?

Healthcare group calls for COVID vaccine mandate since similar initiatives have proven successful

7/20/2021


4 Steps to Better Cleaning in Patient Areas

Poor cleaning protocols increase risk of healthcare acquired infections

7/15/2021


Hospital Surfaces Target of New Research on Infection Control

Covering high-touch surfaces with silver-impregnated foil could reduce bacterial pathogen contamination

7/15/2021


Advice for Disinfecting Hospitals

Disinfecting is critical to infection control. Get answers for disinfecting around occupants, common touch points, chemical alternatives and more

7/12/2021


Delta Variant, Flu Cast Shadow Over Recovery from Pandemic

Health experts warn public there also could be very difficult flu season ahead

7/9/2021


Inspections on Infectious Disease Plans Lagged in 2020: Report

CMS lacked authority to ensure hospitals had plans to prevent infectious diseases in place during pandemic

7/2/2021


Mandatory Vaccinations for Hospital Workers on the Rise

Nationwide, little fanfare has greeted dozens of hospitals that require vaccinations

7/1/2021


We Need A Better Understanding of Cleaning Terms

Communicating proper terminology is critical when training environmental services personnel

6/30/2021


Coronavirus on Hospital Surfaces Unlikely to Be Infectious: Study

Reduction in virus contamination likely due to improved patient management and cleaning protocol

6/29/2021


Rise of Delta Variant Puts Facilities on Notice

More-harmful coronavirus variant probably will become dominant U.S. strain in the coming months, Walensky says

6/23/2021


Prevent Infections Rather Than Have To Cure Them

Hospitals need to give greater attention and budget to preventing healthcare acquired infections

6/15/2021


New OSHA Standard Targets COVID-19 in Healthcare

ETS requires employers to help protect workers where suspected or confirmed COVID-19 patients are treated

6/14/2021


Hospital Upgrades Reflect Impact of COVID-19

Facility to offer more single-occupancy rooms to decrease potential for spread of disease

6/11/2021


EVS in Spotlight of Facility Health and Safety

Managers need to consider measures to improve infection prevention

6/10/2021


COVID-19 Employment Lawsuits Target Healthcare

More than one in five of every pandemic-related lawsuit has been filed against healthcare employers

6/9/2021


Surface Spotlight: New Findings on Coating and Infection

Antibacterial surface coating limits the transmission of Staphylococcus aureus and Clostridium difficile

6/8/2021


COVID-19 Outbreak Hits Maine Hospital

Two recently admitted patients and four staff members in hospital’s medical/surgical unit tested positive

6/3/2021


Are Soft Surfaces Key To Preventing Infection?

A lack of knowledge about soft surfaces leaves facilities vulnerable to higher infection rates

6/1/2021


Disinfection in the Post-COVID-19 Era

Only 32 percent of 110,000 objects in healthcare facilities are thoroughly cleaned, studies show

5/28/2021


COVID-19 Strikes Hospital Construction Workers

Contractors working in non-clinical, closed area of Molokai General Hospital tested positive

5/26/2021


Fueled by COVID-19, Fungal Infection Impacts Long-Term Care

Public health officials concerned that pandemic has created unique opportunities for infections to spread

5/14/2021


Engaged Management Key in Controlling Infections

Lessons learned about better control of HAIs can apply to other pathogenic outbreaks, such as COVID-19

5/13/2021


CDC: COVID-19 Can Be Transmitted from More Than 6 Feet Away

Agency previously said most infections took place through close contact, not airborne transmission

5/13/2021


Hospitals Driving Surface Disinfectant Sales: Study

High-level disinfectants have emerged as top-selling products in market

5/11/2021


Surfaces, Sanitization and COVID-19: A Closer Look

Literature review focuses on ability of viruses to live on inanimate and inert objects

5/3/2021


Study Questions Rigid Use of Social Distancing

Variables among facilities suggest social distances might be pliable

4/28/2021


Is Dry Hydrogen Peroxide Effective in Hospitals?

New study looks at bacteria levels after cleaning with DHP

4/27/2021


Robotics and Cleaning: What Lies Ahead?

Robots could gradually replace human personnel in dangerous hot zone of infectious hospital

4/23/2021


Case Study: SaaS Brings Savings, Resilience to Hospital

Application helps Ontario facility meet building savings and sustainability goals

4/22/2021



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