The study, known as "Randomized Evaluation of Decolonization Versus Universal Clearance to Eliminate (REDUCE) MRSA," found using antimicrobial soap and ointment to decolonize all intensive care unit patients reduces all bloodstream infections, including MRSA by 44 percent.
The challenge for maintenance and engineering managers is making sense of new LED products and their manufacturers, and then specifying the most appropriate products for particular facility applications.
Hazardous materials labeling guidelines recently adopted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have the potential to cause confusion and expose individuals to harm through misunderstanding of hazard levels, according to NFPA.
The challenge of key management lies in balancing the daily operational needs of your facility while still maintaining control of who has what keys, when they have them, what they can access and when they are returned.
New regulations and advancements in paints and coatings can offer managers the opportunity to revisit their planning processes and implement cost-saving tactics that produce longer-lasting, better-looking applications.
Kaiser Permanente May 22 announced it will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification for all new construction of hospitals, large medical offices and other major projects.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating & Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) building energy labeling program has expanded to include an As Designed label in addition to its current In Operation label.
When Geary Community Hospital in Junction City, Kansas, embarked on a $34 million expansion three years ago, they didn't let their small town location keep them from installing an HVAC system more typical of big city hospitals.
American Standard's bedpan washer diverter for flush valves can effectively operate with as little as 1.28 gallons of water per flush, when combined with a high efficiency American Standard piston-operated flush valve.
The inaugural Critical Facilities Summit, held Oct. 21-23 in Charlotte, N.C., is an educational conference and product exposition for those involved in the design, construction and operation of mission critical facilities like hospitals.
Textile products in healthcare environments need to be durable and cleanable while still remaining attractive to users. Over the last two decades, the textile industry has developed several fabric coatings and finishes that achieve these goals while being friendlier to the environment than previous options.
The Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital, which opened June 2012 in Chicago, Ill., was designed to make going to the hospital — and sometimes staying for months at a time — a little less scary of an experience for the children and their families.
When Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Wash. needed to replace the 16,000-square-foot structural roof over the operating suites, they went one step further and installed a 10,000-square-foot section of vegetative roofing as well.