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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…


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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;…


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Privacy Curtain Cleaning Solutions

By Ronnie Garrett – Housekeeping Solutions Magazine Research of hospitals indicates that both hard and porous surfaces (such as privacy curtains) in patient rooms are contaminated with pathogens and potentially dangerous bacteria such as MRSA (methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus) and VRE (vancomycin-resistant enterococcus). “The problem with…


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MRSA-Cleaning That Controls (Part II)

Within hospitals, wound clinics, urgent care centers, emergency rooms and other medical settings, cleaning after a life-threatening bacteria like MRSA becomes critical. When MRSA skin infections occur, cleaning and disinfection should be performed on surfaces that are likely to contact uncovered or poorly covered infections.…


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Protected: MRSA-Cleaning That Controls (Part I)

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MRSA and Facility Management-An Issue of Hygiene

According to the Centers for Disease Control, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) is resistant to most commonly used antibiotics, which makes it sometimes fatal, health authorities said. The CDC report said that MRSA may be dormant for many months and then spread through links between colonized…


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

The world around us is made of both seen and unseen hazards. At times the hazards that one sees are enough to make you tremble in fear. But, the “unseen” should hold equal dread and fear. While one can arm himself for defense against the…


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