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EBOLA-Day 8

Ebola In America: Day 8 Thomas Duncan, the Liberian national being treated for Ebola in Dallas, died this morning just before 8:00 a.m. The Associated Press writes that “Dallas is a city on edge as it approaches the first Ebola incubation deadline this week.” Nearly…


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Minimizing Risk For Your Facility

  Addressing issues that can increase occupant illness and reduce productivity. By Kristen Foth May 03, 2014, Cleaning and Maintenance Management Magazine A risk management plan is essential for any business. A thorough plan can be established by identifying and assessing all risks and then…


The 3 Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology--Part 2 Leave a comment Read more »

The 3 Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology–Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part blog, I discussed the all important role that people play in delivering a safe, clean and disinfected environment for patients to recuperate in.  Although I was writing with hospitals in mind, I didn’t intend for it to be about…


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The 3-Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology–Part 1

After being in the business of providing a safe, clean and disinfected environment in hospitals for the past 33 years, I have come to the conclusion that the best cleaning/disinfection program involves three basic elements: 1. People; 2. Process; and 3. Technology. In this 3…


Of Hospitals and Airplanes Leave a comment Read more »

Of Hospitals and Airplanes

On March 26, 2014, the media department of the CDC (U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) released this news, “Despite Progress, Ongoing Effort Needed to Combat Infections Impacting Hospital Patients” (go here: http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0326-hospital-patients.html to read the news release). Here is a quote from the…


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Could Your Patient-bed Mattresses be Making Patients Sick?

Most people would never think of buying a used mattress…you just never know what sorts of body fluids might be living inside; right? Some people are equally leery of lying on a hotel mattress. In fact, I stayed in a motel in New Orleans once…


Joint Commission and IHI Collaborate Leave a comment Read more »

Joint Commission and IHI Collaborate

The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare’s Targeted Solutions Tool™ (TST) for Hand Hygiene is featured in the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s (IHI) newest Expedition program: “Impacting Hand Hygiene at the Frontline.” The Expedition’s six web-based sessions, which begin July 30, 2013, are designed to…


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