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Fear the Curtain-Part 3 Leave a comment Read more »

Fear the Curtain-Part 3

In “Fear the Curtain” Parts 1 and 2, I attempted to define the current state of affairs as it relates to privacy curtains in hospitals. First, healthcare workers and patients frequently touch privacy curtains before, during and after care encounters. This may promote transfer of…

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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…

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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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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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Cleaning for Health-What You Can’t See, Can Hurt You (Part 2)

As you can plainly see, the “unseen enemy” can be very frightening and threatening to the unsuspecting or unarmed person.  But, with science on our side, we can develop some hands-on infection prevention strategies. Introducing Hands-on Infection Prevention Strategies Although cleanliness may be next to…

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Hand Washing

Hand washing—The Life You Save May Be Your Own! When it comes to the prevention and control of infections, the best advice I can give you is advice your mother gave you as a child: “Wash your hands!” And, if you ever find yourself hospitalized,…

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