Environmental Services

The Infection Control Today® environmental services (EVS) page recognizes the team responsible for sanitation and cleaning within the health care system. EVS personnel are an integral component of infection prevention in the hospital, working closely together with the health care staff to ensure patient safety and hygiene standards. ICT® keeps a close eye on developments in the environmental services industry and reports on any peer-reviewed literature. This page also features video interviews with EVS and the professionals who interact with them.

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Assessing Measures for Reducing SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: Low- and High-Tech Tools and Practical Insights

December 6th 2023

Which of the various low and high-tech measures proposed to mitigate SARS-CoV-2 transmission, from hand hygiene to air cleaners, actually work? A new study gives practical tools for assessment and insights into their effectiveness.

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Challenging the Universality of Contact Precautions in MRSA Prevention: A Critical Appraisal of Recent Infection Control Guidelines

December 4th 2023

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The Cleaning and Disinfection of Handheld Equipment

December 4th 2023

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Defending Health Care Facilities: Winter Pest Control and Sanitation Strategies

December 2nd 2023

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December 1st 2023

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