2010-07-15 - Top 5 Things Infection Preventionists Should Know About Their Hospitals Microfiber Program
Cintas Corporation poses five important questions infection preventionists should ask their environmental services director about their facility's microfiber cleaning program.
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2013-01-10 - Environmental Hygiene Tips for Microfiber, Other Healthcare Textile Use
Infection Control Today asked members of industry to share their best advice to infection preventionists and purchasing managers when evaluating microfiber and healthcare textiles relating to infection prevention best practices.
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2010-07-28 - Checklist for Healthcare Facility Summer Cleaning
As bed turn rates decline, the summer months give environmental service departments time to recharge and prepare for the next flu season.
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Jones Companies Ltd. : Listing : Buyer's Guide
The speeds microfiber cleaning system includes pads, limited use pads, durable cleaning towels, handles and frames. Made in the USA, the speeds system reduces cross contamination, creates higher prod
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2013-05-20 - The Importance of Environmental Cleaning and Monitoring for Infection Prevention
The Report, "The Importance of Environmental Cleaning and Monitoring for Infection Prevention," provides a glimpse inside the experiences of infection preventionists relating to the evaluation and monitoring of environmental cleaning efficacy in the hospital environment. It reviews the importance of environmental cleaning, the role of the environment in preventing healthcare-acquired in
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2010-08-26 - Survey Shows Infection Preventionists Teaming Up With Environmental Services
Cintas Corporation announces the results of an attendee survey conducted at the recent annual meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) held in New Orleans in July. The survey was designed to better understand the relationship between infection prevention department and environmental services (EVS) in controlling healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs
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2012-01-30 - Asking the Right Questions Guides Solutions to Improving Cleanliness
If we look at the current state of environmental hygiene, what we need to ask ourselves is, “Why is cleanliness still such a problem?” In the past, hospitals have measured cleanliness using patient satisfaction survey responses. There are several pros and cons of this approach, though satisfaction surveys measure a patient’s impression of cleanliness, it does not objectively tell whether a surfac
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2010-12-30 - Environmental Hygiene Case Studies
ICT invited members of industry to submit case studies illustrating practices and products that facilities are using to combat healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
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2011-07-07 - Scientists Study Disinfection and MRSA Bacterial Load Reduction on Surfaces
In a presentation at the International Conference on Prevention & Infection Control (ICPIC) held in Geneva, Switzerland June 29-July 2, 2011, researchers from Brazil reported on a study in which they sought to compare two disinfectants -- peracetic acid (0.1 percent) and ethyl alcohol (70 percent) -- on surfaces contaminated with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).
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2013-07-09 - Aggressive Interventions Can Reduce Inpatient C diff Infections
A comprehensive infection control program combined with an active surveillance process significantly reduced the incidence of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in a long-term acute care hospital, according to a study published in the Journal for Healthcare Quality, the peer-reviewed publication of the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ).
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