Hospitals gear up for tougher infection battles

Safety efforts increased to fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria

Hospitals are gearing up for tougher infection battles against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, according to an article on the Health Facilities Management website.

An arsenal of tactics implemented by the clinical and quality staff, environmental services (ES) personnel, infection preventionists and others led better infection control at South Seminole Hospital in Orlando, Fla.

The measures included increased monitoring of hand hygiene which led to greater peer accountability.

In addition, pulsed xenon ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection was added as a supplemental step to terminal cleaning in the intensive care unit, operating rooms and all contact isolation precaution rooms.

Read the article.



January 7, 2016

Topic Area: Environmental Services

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