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Disinfectant Doubts Should Lead to a More Robust Infection-Prevention Program Leave a comment Read more »

Disinfectant Doubts Should Lead to a More Robust Infection-Prevention Program

Antimicrobial pesticides are designed to destroy or suppress harmful bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms on inanimate objects and surfaces in hospitals and other settings. The U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has a testing program–the ATP–whose purpose is to ensure that EPA-approved hospital disinfectants and tuberculocides…


Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Readmission Fines Leave a comment Read more »

Preventing Healthcare-Associated Infections and Readmission Fines

Healthcare-associated infections cost facilities millions of dollars, but Environmental Services can curb the trend. Since 2001, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has cracked down on hospitals where patients contracted infections during or as a result of their stay. In facilities with readmissions…


It's All About the Cleaning (Part 2) Leave a comment Read more »

It’s All About the Cleaning (Part 2)

Although cleanliness is next to godliness, it’s also very closely related to disinfection. In fact, cleaning can avert the need to disinfect in some situations because clean and dry surfaces can’t harbor microbial growth for very long. A disinfectant kills microbes. However, depending on the…


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…


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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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