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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…


How can you "clean" with dirty tools? Leave a comment Read more »

How can you “clean” with dirty tools?

Recently, I returned from an out of town trip.  While walking through the airport terminal, I had to find a rest room; quickly!  This bucket of mopping solution was sitting just outside the rest room entrance.  No custodian was around, so I shot a picture…


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…


Infection Prevention Q & A Part 5--C. diff Cleaning Leave a comment Read more »

Infection Prevention Q & A Part 5–C. diff Cleaning

Question-What is the best cleaning procedure and product to use when cleaning C. diff patient’s room? Answer-The control of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) within an isolated patient’s room is essential for current and future patients. It’s the out of control nature of watery diarrhea that…


Infection Prevention Q & A--Part 3 Leave a comment Read more »

Infection Prevention Q & A–Part 3

Question: What are the top SIX activities in cleaning that will have the greatest impact on safety and health? Answer: Here is my list of the top SIX activities necessary to impact the health and safety of our public. Train and re-train housekeepers (custodial staff)…


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…


Disinfecting Like a BOSS! Leave a comment Read more »

Disinfecting Like a BOSS!

  While looking around the internet, I keep seeing funny (and some times crude) pictures with a caption “___________ like a Boss!” You can fill in the blank by doing a Google search of “Like a Boss”. From what I can tell, the term is…


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