Infection Control

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


Is UV Germicidal Light Effective in Operating Rooms?

New study shows whether environmental services teams can use UV to disinfect between surgeries

4/21/2021


UVC Light: A New Tool for EVS Teams?

Study finds devices used after standard cleaning procedures in hospitals can dramatically reduce pathogens

4/20/2021


Lessons for Long-Term Care from COVID-19 Preparations

Survey of pre-pandemic plans offer lessons managers can use to prepare for next pandemic

4/20/2021


COVID-19 Surge Strains Michigan Hospitals

Among biggest drivers of infections are outbreaks among youth athletes associated with K-12 schools

4/19/2021


Far-UVC: Battling COVID-19 With a New Light

Specific UVC wavelength can reduce risk of spread in enclosed environments, particularly those with poor ventilation

4/19/2021


U.S. Senators Seek Financial Help for Senior Living Facilities

Funds could target personal protective equipment, staffing, and infection prevention and control

4/19/2021


Feds Act To Get More N95 Masks To Healthcare Workers

Hospitals saying limits on which workers should get N95s must stay in place

4/16/2021


Surgery During a Pandemic: Why Sterilization Is Important

Sterile processing department designers should consider how to organize storage space, reduce touchpoints and minimize inspection time

4/16/2021


Robots Enlisted To Enhance Cleaning To Prevent Infections

Two robots will be developed that make it possible to disinfect potentially contaminated surfaces in buildings

4/15/2021


FDA Asks Hospitals To Stop PPE Crisis Measures

FDA and CDC believe there are now adequate domestic supplies of masks

4/15/2021


Hospital’s COVID-19 Outbreak Total 31 Cases

Cases were traced to inpatient unit for surgical and cancer patients

4/14/2021


Hospital Data Breach Affects 3,000 People

Employee with access to hospital data servers improperly viewed private health information

4/8/2021


COVID-19 Spreads Via Airborne Droplets, Not Surfaces: CDC

Risk of contracting illness from contaminated surface is less than 1 in 10,000

4/8/2021


Floors Eyed Over Role in Infection Control

Traditional high-touch surfaces among most closely inspected facility components

4/6/2021


Vaccines Highly Effective for Healthcare Workers: Study

Infection risk after one dose reduced by 80 percent about two or more weeks after shot

4/5/2021


No-Touch Parking Access Targets COVID-19

Technology allows patients, visitors and staff access without reaching outside cars or touching equipment

4/5/2021


Benzene Detected in 44 Hand Sanitizers

Highest level of carcinogen detected at 16.1 parts per million, more than eight times FDA limit

3/30/2021


COVID-Free: Strategies for Success

Achieving goal during pandemic took strict adherence to infection prevention protocols

3/30/2021


20 COVID-19 Cases at Duke Raleigh Hospital

Cases traced to fifth floor inpatient unit for surgical and cancer patients

3/29/2021


Nurses Eyed When Microbe Spread Leads to Outbreaks

Study finds nurses more likely to be super spreaders of microbes primarily spread by hand

3/26/2021


Mandatory Vaccinations Become Issue Among Employees

Senior living provider says mandating employee vaccination is imperative to protecting residents and other staff

3/25/2021


Fears Stall Vaccinations Among Senior Care Community Workers

Safety, efficacy, newness of vaccine and distrust of government among the major factors workers cited

3/24/2021


Senate Testimony Spotlights COVID-19 and Senior Care Communities

175,000 long-term care residents and staff have died of COVID-19 so far

3/23/2021


Infection Researchers Eye Facility-Community Link

Study will focus on how facilities and the community affects spread of infectious diseases

3/22/2021


COVID-19 Variant Strikes Nursing Home

Variant is not one of the common strains circulating in U.K., South Africa and Brazil

3/19/2021



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