Poor design decisions and improper cleaning can increase risk of falls and infections.
When deciding where to disinfect, environmental services managers must consider guidelines established by OSHA, the CDC and state and local regulatory agencies.
Out of every 100 patients in acute-care hospitals, seven patients in high-income countries and 15 patients in low- and middle-income countries will acquire at least one hospital acquired infection.
Diarrheal illnesses are among most frequent healthcare-acquired infections in long-term care facilities
Program seeks to enhance ability to use data, models, and analytics to enable timely, effective decision-making.
Because of the complex nature of healthcare facilities, the risk of HAIs exists even in the best situations.
Some hospitals are changing their masking requirements after the federal government struck down the nationwide mask mandate for public transit.
ICRA 2.0 promotes and directs interdisciplinary infection prevention in healthcare facilities during construction, renovation and maintenance.
Hard, non-porous surfaces are still most efficient in transferring and transmitting disease.
William Beaumont Army Medical Center is limiting operations and postponing elective surgeries
It is time for a reality check when it comes to disinfecting environmental surfaces.
Lighting has evolved over the last decade, but now UV-C has proven to be an essential tool within healthcare facilities.
Systems are critical in providing safe and comfortable environment for patients and staff throughout facility.
If hygiene procedures are to be effective, a determination needs to be made regarding product efficacy and whether the results are worthwhile.
OSHA is developing a standard to protect healthcare and healthcare support service workers from workplace exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
Studies have shown that cleaning hospital rooms only once per day is not enough because surfaces can get contaminated more quickly
Joint Commission revised its workplace violence standards effective Jan. 1, 2022.
As COVID-19 numbers trend downward, the CDC loosens requirements for masks.
The message follows the U.S. State Department advisory urging Americans to leave Ukraine.
Funds increase access and quality for underserved populations through virtual care, such as telehealth and remote patient monitoring.
Bacteria on damp and dry surfaces colonize with other germs to build a tough, protective biofilm.
As the nation continues to cope with pandemic, healthcare facilities seek new ways to monitor cases
Pieces of hospital equipment most likely to spread infection are difficult to disinfect.
As admissions soar, environmental services departments continue to implement innovative solutions.
One would think that a hospital accredited by the Joint Commission is clean, but that is no guarantee.
An ICRA operates as a blueprint to ensure all those involved in construction and renovations are working to prevent harm to patients.
UV-C light has been proven to disinfect surfaces, helping patients, staff, and visitors stay healthy
Overuse of chemicals can create poor chemistry performance, but what is the best mix to keep surfaces clean?
In response to the omicron variant, healthcare facilities adjust mask requirements
Guidelines address isolation and quarantine for healthcare workers, decreasing isolation time after being infected