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Overcoming My Lizard Brain in 2012

As we get ready to cross the threshold of a new year, I want to ask a question, What are you thinking? Do you have regrets for failed resolutions that were made in 2011? Do you have unfulfilled dreams? Are you thinking, “I need a…


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I Don’t Want a Lot for Christmas…

“I don’t want a lot for Christmas, there’s just one thing I need…” I always liked the Mariah Carey Christmas song titled “All I Want for Christmas”.  But, Michael Buble does a much softer and more romantic version of the song on his new Christmas…


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Prevention Trumps a Cure Everytime!

Every employee you will encounter in a hospital, whether it be a physician, nurse or cleaning professional, has sworn to uphold an oath to do good, treat justly and accept the patient’s wishes as the ultimate authority. In essence, their oath is to first, do…


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OMG this disinfectant kills HIV!!!!

“OMG this disinfectant kills HIV!!!!” is a statement that I have encountered on more than one occasion. Needless to say, each time I’m presented with it I give a little chuckle. You see, for those of us with a rudimentary understanding of microbiology and more…


September 10-Disinfectants, Patient Room Cleaning Processes, Housekeeping Week Leave a comment Read more »

September 10-Disinfectants, Patient Room Cleaning Processes, Housekeeping Week

I want to briefly weigh in on this topic of disinfectants, the process of cleaning patient’s room and the ignoble profession that I have grown to love. I believe that for too long Housekeeping professionals and those in Infection Control/ Prevention have depended on a…


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Controls in place

Darrel started his career in the management of housekeeping services in 1981. He has worked in hospitals ranging in size from 20-500 beds, and knows what it takes to plan, set goals and provide guidance and consultation to the management team and department(s) staff. He…


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But, is it really clean?

It is a time worn tradition to use a white glove to inspect surfaces for cleanliness. For too long now, “clean” has been a subjective term. Two people inspecting the same room or the same object might have a different opinion about whether or not…


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