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The 3 Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology--Part 2 Leave a comment Read more »

The 3 Legged Stool: People, Process and Technology–Part 2

In Part 1 of this three-part blog, I discussed the all important role that people play in delivering a safe, clean and disinfected environment for patients to recuperate in.  Although I was writing with hospitals in mind, I didn’t intend for it to be about…


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 4 Leave a comment Read more »

Infection Prevention Q&A–Part 4

Question: What are the top FIVE activities in cleaning that will have the greatest impact on safety and health? Answer: Here is my own list of the top 5 activities necessary to impact the health and safety of the public: 1. Train and re-train Hygiene…


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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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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…


But, is it really clean? Leave a comment Read more »

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…


IEHA to Release 2nd Edition of "Infection Prevention for Dummies" Leave a comment Read more »

IEHA to Release 2nd Edition of “Infection Prevention for Dummies”

The International Executive Housekeepers Association (IEHA) will release the updated 2nd Edition of Infection Prevention for Dummies® (previously titled “Infection Control for Dummies”® in the first edition, 2008) at ISSA/INTERCLEAN North America 2010 in Orlando, Fla., Nov. 9-12, 2010. “For Dummies” is a branded imprint…


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