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Contact Times for Surface Disinfectants Leave a comment Read more »

Contact Times for Surface Disinfectants

“Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of “crackpot” than the stigma of conformity,” Thomas J. Watson I cringe when I read a LinkenIn post recently. The post stated,…


What Do We Mean by "Cleaning" and "Disinfection"? Leave a comment Read more »

What Do We Mean by “Cleaning” and “Disinfection”?

In our world today, but especially in healthcare, there are few if any, tenets as impervious to overstatement as the importance of cleanliness.  A facility might appear to be ‘clean’ and not be safe and disinfected.  However, if the facility is safe and disinfected, it…


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…


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…


Disinfect Like a Boss (Part 2) Leave a comment Read more »

Disinfect Like a Boss (Part 2)

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 the…


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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…


An Ounce of Prevention PART III Leave a comment Read more »

An Ounce of Prevention PART III

  In early March, 2011, I presented a webinar in Critical Issues Online Seminar Series-Infection Control for CMM magazine. We encouraged the listeners to submit questions that I then answered. Here are just a few of the questions and answers: Q “When you recommend the…


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