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 of Wiley.
J. Darrel Hicks, REH, past-president of IEHA and director of environmental services at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo., authored the 48-page pocket-sized handbook, sponsored by Cintas Corporation, which includes updated information that helps consumers and environmental service professionals identify basic microorganisms, understand infection transmission, use cleaning techniques to keep infection at bay and understand labels and product claims.
"Since infection prevention is such an integral part of the job for cleaning professionals, we felt it was important to release an updated version of the booklet to professionals in the cleaning industry and consumers alike," says Beth Risinger, CEO and executive director of IEHA. "In addition, Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) is vital to the success of the cleaning industry, since measuring the cleanliness of facilities goes hand-in-hand with infection prevention clean facilities are less prone to infectious outbreaks."
In addition, a new chapter was added to the second edition of the handbook, "Measuring Clean," which explains the need for measuring cleanliness at facilities, how to measure clean and how to implement an Integrated Cleaning and Measurement (ICM) program.
"Cintas is committed to providing solutions to infection control and EVS professionals that break the chain of infection and support Healthcares focus on reducing hospital-acquired infections and increasing HCAHP scores," says David Collette, director of marketing and strategy for Cintas. "We are pleased to support Darrel Hicks and IEHA as they update this simple yet effective pocket-sized book that provides an excellent introduction to key topics critical to the success of infection prevention programs."
Infection Prevention for Dummies® is being co-released with IEHA's newest book in its series of successful For Dummies books "Clean and Healthy Schools for Dummies"® by Dr. David Mudarri, former senior scientist with the U.S. EPA. Both handbooks will be available at ISSA/INTERCLEAN at IEHA Booths 3783 and 3874.