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Environmental Services January 2014 - Posts About Healthcare Facilities Management



Education key for ES technicians


Knowledge about infection containment solutions will help workers become advocates for their own safety

1/24/2014 11:00:00 AM

It's not about dirt: Dealing with non-soiling issues in carpet care


Apparent soiling and denting can't be cleaned but can be fixed

1/23/2014 8:00:00 AM

Are your patient pillows clean?


One hospital study found that the patient-ready, decontaminated reusable vinyl covered pillows were contaminated with pathogenic bacteria

1/22/2014 3:00:00 PM

Quality assurance program key to environmental services


New tools and devices, including simulation training, are available to improve the quality of healthcare services

1/21/2014 1:00:00 PM

Improving speech privacy and noise control for healthcare


Noise can actually harm patients by elevating heart rate and blood pressure. Noise prevents patients from getting the rest they need, weakening the immune system and leading to problems during the day such as agitation, delirium and decreased tolerance to pain

1/20/2014 8:00:00 AM

Squashing bedbug myths


Inaccurate information infestations follow tales of bedbugs

1/13/2014 3:00:00 PM

Listen to podcast on disinfecting soft surfaces


Disinfecting soft, non-launderable surfaces such as upholstery, carpeting and draperies one of trickiest cleaning obstacles

1/9/2014 11:00:00 AM

NIOSH launches web page with cleaning resources


Site describes hazards associated with common cleaning tasks, including those performed in healthcare facilities.

1/7/2014 10:00:00 AM

Bacteria survives on toys, books, cribs for longer than expected


Study suggests additional precautions may be needed especially in hospitals, daycare centers

1/6/2014 8:00:00 AM

Bristol Children's Hospital ordered to improve cleanliness after inspection


The Care Quality Commission found that poor hygiene in the UK hospital's operating department were increasing the risk of infection

1/3/2014 2:00:00 PM



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