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Athlete's Mouth?! Leave a comment Read more »

Athlete’s Mouth?!

Could you imagine football without helmets, soccer without shin pads or even basketball without a hole cut out of the bottom of the basket? It’s amazing to consider the evolution of sports equipment – from where games started and where they have come. In 1947,…


Confessions of an Infection Prevention Junkie Leave a comment Read more »

Confessions of an Infection Prevention Junkie

Let’s get it out on the table; I am an infection prevention junkie.  I am the guy who watches the 24-hour news cycle for stories related to the happenings in the world of “germs, microbes, pandemics, epidemics, outbreaks” and such.  Here are just a few…


The 3-Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology--Part 1 Leave a comment Read more »

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…


Fear the Curtain--Part 2 Leave a comment Read more »

Fear the Curtain–Part 2

BACKGROUND The Problem with Privacy Curtains: Science has demonstrated time after time that privacy curtains are frequently and rapidly contaminated with pathogenic microorganisms. Within days of clean curtains being placed around the patient’s bed, 95% were contaminated on at least one occasion (21% with MRSA;…


Q & A--Part 3 (The Magic of Microfiber) Leave a comment Read more »

Q & A–Part 3 (The Magic of Microfiber)

Question–What is the role of microfiber in infection control? Answer–One of the greatest cleaning weapons in the war against harmful microorganisms is microfiber (ultra-fine synthetic fibers woven into cloth) in the form of mops, high dusters, carpet cleaning pads and cleaning cloths. In the same…


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Cleaning’s Role in Preventing Infections

The hospital’s Housekeeping Department is responsible for the regular and routine cleaning of all surfaces and maintaining a high level of hygiene in the facility in collaboration with the Infection Control Committee. The Housekeeping Department’s charge is: Classifying the different hospital areas by varying need…


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